Tuchel impressed by Ross Barkley's hunger for Chelsea future

Thomas Tuchel has praised Ross Barkley’s determination.

The 27-year old midfielder made his first appearance for the Blues in 1-1 Burnley draw.

Barkley has struggled to break it to the first team squad in the past two seasons and spent the last season at Aston Villa on loan.

The Englishman has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and a move to Leeds United might be on the cards.

Thomas Tuchel is impressed by the midfielder’s determination to fight for his future at the West London club.

“He was very serious about his situation from the first day in pre-season,” said Tuchel.

“It depends on himself first of all for chances to play, and it is ongoing.

“He needs to stay positive and hard-working, but at the same time I am happy if he is not fully happy.

“I am happy if he is not satisfied with what he has.

“But also he must appreciate where he is right now and his hard work and effort to get to this point.

“There is always a chance to prove a point with your performance.”


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