Thomas Tuchel admits life in England has been ‘brutal’ for him.
The German coach was sacked by PSG in December 2020 and was appointed by the Blues in January to succeed Frank Lampard.
Tuchel made an immense impact in his first season losing only two of his 23 games in charge.
The former Borussia Dortmund coach explains the difference between Premier League and Ligue 1 and tells why the former is challenging.
“To go from Ligue 1 to the Premier League? It’s brutal, honestly. Very brutal,” Tuchel told L’Equipe as quoted by Le10 Sport.
“In France, we played the same number of matches, two cups and there are also 20 teams in the Championship. But the intensity and challenge of the Championship are really very different here. It’s a completely different level.
“It’s pretty ruthless, it keeps you on your own and it makes you get up early in the morning. There is simply no time to breathe. There is not too much time to sit down, to be relaxed or comfortable.
“And that’s a good thing, it sharpens your mentality and mind. That’s what I find impressive in this club.
“Everyone is on the front line. Players are aware of these challenges and requirements. They are up to the task of recovering, in their approach to their work, during the time they spend here at the club.
“Everyone at the club is aware of what it takes to be in shape. That’s why it’s impressive.
“We arrive at every game with the knowledge and deep conviction that we are perfectly prepared for this and that we can perform at the highest level and adapt.”