Tuchel on Christensen – it’s better if he talks on pitch

Christensen Tuchel, Six Sports

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel had nothing but praises to sing about Andreas Christensen. He advised the Dane to keep up his performances whenever selected and would have no problem in securing a contract renewal.

Tuchel overtook former manager Frank Lampard who maybe exceeded everyone’s expectations by securing top four and a FA cup final on his first season. He managed to achieve this feat without the prolific Eden Hazard and a transfer ban. Since Tuchel’s arrivals some players have flourished and matured so much in their game.

Mason Mount adding to his goal and assist tally, Toni Rudiger solid at left centre back, N’Golo Kante back to his best form and both the Germans Werner and Havertz looking impressive, but the most improved seems to be Andreas Christensen.

Christensen Tuchel, Six Sports

Chelsea – Christensen’s second home

“There have not been any talks [on a contract extension] yet, but like I said, I’m in this for the long run and I always have been. I feel like this is my second home. Denmark will always be my home, but Chelsea will always be my place.”

His resurgence has gone under the radar due to the nature of his position and his relatively slow start. In his first nine appearances under Tuchel, Christensen has maintained the best passing accuracy in the league’s centre-backs, while both his number of passes and ball progression are in the top five. This is a testament to both his ability and his manager’s style of play.

Tuchel’s comments

Tuchel said he is not involved in any other situation right now except coaching the team, which makes sense with the Blues facing a battle for top four, FA cup final and a UCL clash with Real Madrid.

“I think it’s the best if he talks on the pitch, and as long as he is on the pitch and as long as he plays like he plays, he has all arguments and all rights to be here,” said Tuchel.

“I think he is happy to be here, and I am happy that he is here. But he speaks for himself on the pitch and this is the most important.”

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