Tuchel admits taking Chelsea job was about being brave and adventurous

Tuchel’s men recently defeated Newcastle and strengthen their position in the Premier League points table.

Thomas Tuchel is the man who transformed Chelsea in English football this year. He admits he’s grateful to be the manager of the Blues after hearing of Nuno’s sacking at Tottenham. Chelsea boos reacted to the news of Nuno’s dismissal.

He said: “I got the news today that one of my colleagues was sacked, which is not good news and never nice to hear.”

Tuchel continued: “You also need a bit of luck. You cannot win the Champions League by pure planning and quality of playing. You also need a bit of luck and that it’s meant to be that you catch the momentum.

“I am very grateful and I think I am here in this place right now because of my experiences with other clubs before.

“Now it seems to be a perfect fit from day one for me and I am super-happy to be part of this club. Maybe this is the last per cent – if you feel happy and fully appreciated then everything falls into place very genuinely.

“I don’t know if I need extra motivation. Obviously I was not happy to be sacked at Christmas because my mission at PSG was not fulfilled. I had big plans for the Champions League again and to win the domestic title again and again.

“I was hungry to do that and we were on the way. Of course this was a huge interruption and some weeks later came a huge opportunity with Chelsea.

“The desire to step into this adventure was much higher than the fear and the concern about the 18- month contract. In football you need to take on the adventure, you have to be brave and courageous – and it’s a good environment to do this.

Chelsea recently defeated Newcastle in Premier League 3-0 and strengthen its position in the points table. Blues will now lock horns with Malmo in their Champions League campaign.

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