Thomas Tuchel 'aware' only regular silverware acceptable at Chelsea
‘You sign for the hunger of titles… it does not scare me’: Thomas Tuchel insists he is ‘totally aware’ only regular silverware will be deemed acceptable at Chelsea… but rules push for this season’s Premier League title ‘not realistic’
- The Champions League and the FA Cup will be Thomas Tuchel’s focus this term
- The new Chelsea boss ruled out the prospect of a first league title since 2017
- Chelsea have traded in major trophies since Roman Abramovich took over
- And the German insists he knows only silverware will keep in a his current post
Thomas Tuchel is under no illusions that his success and longevity at Chelsea will be determined by the trophies he wins.
Tuchel has ruled out any prospect of winning the title this season, claiming it is unrealistic to consider his team might overhaul so many others with only 18 games to play.
The Champions League and the FA Cup will be his focus and he hopes to eke more out of big-money German signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, but insists there is more to his appointment than his nationality.
Thomas Tuchel insists he knows only trophies will ensure his success and longevity at Chelsea
Tuchel has ruled out any prospect of his squad winning the Premier League title this season
‘If you sign for Chelsea you sign for the hunger of titles,’ said Tuchel. ‘You sign for being absolutely competitive in every competition you play, I’m totally aware of that.
‘But it does not scare me, we have big ambitions. I myself have the biggest ambitions. I’m very excited about the mixture of the team, I’m very excited about the structure of the club, and the first days were amazing.
‘And I’m absolutely aware that at some point everybody expects results but honestly, I’m doing that of myself.’
Chelsea have traded in major trophies since Roman Abramovich took over in 2003.
The Champions League and the FA Cup will be now be the German boss’ immediate focus
‘In the end, the club makes this very clear, Chelsea is about results,’ said Tuchel, who operated with similar levels of expectation in his previous job at Paris Saint-Germain.
‘I am in a club who’s DNA it is to win and go for trophies. I am here to challenge for every trophy that we play for and it means realistically that this year it is about the Champions League and FA Cup.
‘To speak about the Premier League title is not realistic because there are too many teams between us.
‘We will just lose focus if we start here but our job is also about relationships with the club and team, to push everyone to the limit.’
He hopes to eke more out of big-money German signings Timo Werner (centre) and Kai Havertz
Tuchel promised he would also strive to deliver excitement for the supporters.
‘People should be excited to watch our team,’ he said. ‘People should feel the team plays with a special energy and atmosphere.
‘These are the soft points of success but in the end, we don’t need to talk a lot because Chelsea play for trophies and titles.’
As for his potential influence on fellow Germans Werner and Havertz, Tuchel said: ‘I love to work with young guys and guys from the academy and we a lot of Chelsea boys in the squad.
They have won major trophies like the Champions League since Roman Abramovich took over
‘We will push them to the limit. It was also a bit strange because I stepped up in the middle of a season, on a day before the match.
‘You are doing the first meeting, but you already know five, six or seven players and, of course, maybe they are German, I worked with them or at least have spoken with them.
‘That made it easier for me but hopefully there are more reasons than my nationality to be the coach.’
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