Thomas Tuchel blasts UEFA over new Champions League format

Thomas Tuchel is unhappy with the new Champions League format.

The Blues will be facing Real Madrid in the first leg of the semi-final on Tuesday night.

The number of teams participating in the European competition will increase from 32 to 36 and each team will be guaranteed 10 matches.

Tuchel says the players and coaches should have been consulted as there will be more added games in an already packed schedule.
“I’m not sure if I like it. I can only see more games and it is hard for me to be excited at all,” Tuchel said ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final, first-leg tie against Real Madrid.
“All these discussions about the Super League made us forget about the new format of the Champions League. Did they ask any coaches or players? I don’t think so.
“We have so many new formats, with a (UEFA) Nations League as well… It’s not quality, it’s just more games. At the same time, we have just three substitutes in the Premier League, which is the toughest competition.”


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