Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager Open up about the team’s defender’s refusal to play in the FA Cup final They lost to Liverpool on penalties on Saturday.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel speaks about Andreas Christensen’s withdrawalin the UFABET Cup final against Liverpool on Saturday 14 May 2022. It was revealed that this was not the ‘first time’ that the player felt unable to play. The London elite’s plans were in disarray early on on the day of the match after the uninjured Danish defender informed his club he would be unable to play.
The Denmark international is highly likely to feature against Liverpool after he was not injured after playing the full 90 minutes in their win over Leeds midweek at El. Land Road, however , told Tuchel on the morning of the game that he felt unable to play. It has been reported that the 26-year-old is feeling unwell and did not expect him to feature in the game against Jürgen Klopp.
which although Christensen will not be able to play But Chelsea performed well and were unfortunate to lose on penalties after failing to score goals in a 120-minute thrilling game . Christensen’s shock shocked his teammates. And it could mean that he has already played his last game for the club. Because his contract will expire next month.
Regarding the centre-half’s chances of playing against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge today (Thursday 19 May 2022), Tuchel said: “I’m not sure he will. Will you be involved tomorrow or at the weekend?” “ Andreas came on the morning of the match to inform me that he was not ready to play and would not be on the bench. He has his reasons and it’s private and secret. But this is not the first time in the past week that we have encountered these situations.”
“That’s why he hasn’t been playing regularly for the last week. We think we are making good progress and making good progress. And he’s playing really strong. in the match before the final.” “A conversation took place. We have to respect it and of course we respect it. He has our support. But for tomorrow, I’m not sure.”
“We have to accept it and we will accept it,” Tuchel added. “I try my best not to look at things. It’s personal I still believe Andreas wants to play in these matches. I believe he can still play in terms of his potential and what he brings to the team. That’s why he is an important player for us.” “It’s not an ideal situation for us. We think we have prepared him in the best possible way so he can handle a lot of pressure on us.” “He is an important player. And if you reach the final against Liverpool You want all your players ready. But it’s not in this case.”