Tuchel admits he was harsh on CHO

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel took a strong step against Southampton last week.

Having introduced young Callum Hudson-Odoi from the bench at half-time, he chose to sub off the winger after 30 minutes.

The move has been called good and bad by pundits and fans alike. Tuchel has now admitted that although he does not regret it at all and felt it was the right thing to do, he could have been less harsh.

“It is not a big thing at all for me,” Tuchel told the club’s official website.

“I have spoken to Callum, and I’ve spoken to the whole group. Sometimes, these things happen in football and it was just my decision.

“Maybe I was being harsh on him because he was on my side of the pitch and I was up close to him, but I did not feel that he was really into the game.

“I didn’t think he was totally sharp and that is why I took a hard decision on him. But that decision was in the moment and for that day only.

“For me, this is absolutely not a big thing and only becomes one if people want to talk about it.”

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