Connect with us

ARTICLES

“Have to pay attention”- Tuchel sends blunt message to Chelsea’s attacking duo dropped in Southampton win

Published

on

Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea, and Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea interact.

Thomas Tuchel sends message to Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech after being benched for Chelsea vs Southampton

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel made some bold changes for Chelsea in their 3-1 win against Southampton as he dropped Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz to the bench.

Apart from the duo, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso were two other players ejected from the starting XI after a poor outing against Juventus during Chelsea’s 1-0 loss in their UEFA Champions League game.

Havertz and Ziyech remained as unused substitutes as Southampton were reduced to 10 men during a crucial phase of the game. Speaking after the game (h/t football.london), Tuchel did not hide his feelings about the duo’s form.

Thomas Tuchel sends message to Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech after being benched for Chelsea vs Southampton
Kai Havertz was dropped for Chelsea against Southampton. (imago Images)

“We always try to do our best to get the players in the best shape but at some point, after a lot of chances, we have to admit that Kai and Hakim are not in their very best shape… They struggle at the moment to be decisive.”

Tuchel criticizes Kai and Hakim

However, the former PSG and Borussia Dortmund boss clarified that no one is worried at the club about their form, and that they will come out of this run of form sooner rather than later.

“They have maybe lost a bit of belief, confidence, whatever. We will not stop trying to boost them. Nobody is angry at them and nobody has major concerns, but we have to pay attention to the actual form.”

Thomas Tuchel sends message to Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech after being benched for Chelsea vs Southampton
Timo Werner scored a late goal to fire Chelsea to a 3-1 win against Southampton. (imago Images)

Chelsea paid big money to get in Ziyech and Havertz and it’s no use pretending that the two of them are in their best form. Tuchel has done the right thing to not mask his feelings about the duo.

More Chelsea News

But he could have perhaps cushioned the blow and smoothened the edges around his comments. The onus is now on Havertz and Ziyech to pay heed to the manager’s instructions and work their way into the starting XI.

Latest News

Gilmour impressed for Scotland vs England. Gilmour impressed for Scotland vs England.
ARTICLES7 hours ago

Loan Watch: PL club’s boss explains why talented Chelsea loanee has been missing from action recently

Norwich boss Daniel Farke explains the situation surrounding Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour and his recent lack of playing time Speaking...

Chelsea signed Edouard Mendy in the last summer. Chelsea signed Edouard Mendy in the last summer.
A View From The Bridge8 hours ago

“Worth every penny”- Several Chelsea fans rejoice as 29-year-old star fires Blues to PL summit with derby win

Chelsea fans react as Edouard Mendy stars in 1-0 win over Brentford A number of rival stars questioned earlier this...

Thomas Tuchel revealed that four Chelsea stars- Reece James, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, and N'Golo Kante will miss the clash against Juventus Thomas Tuchel revealed that four Chelsea stars- Reece James, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, and N'Golo Kante will miss the clash against Juventus
ARTICLES9 hours ago

“I’m not into these”- Tuchel brutally disregards Ballon d’Or even with five Chelsea nominees

Thomas Tuchel gives honest verdict of Ballon d’Or with five Chelsea players nominated Speaking in a press conference (h/t The...

Eden Hazard is a legend at Chelsea. Eden Hazard is a legend at Chelsea.
A View From The Bridge1 day ago

Report: Former Chelsea superstar now in La Liga could be receptive to sensational Stamford Bridge return

Eden Hazard could be open to returning to Chelsea in the summer transfer window According to The Express, Real Madrid...

Thomas Tuchel (L) greets Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel (L) greets Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea.
A View From The Bridge1 day ago

“I was our top scorer”- Former Chelsea striker still baffled why Tuchel didn’t hand him playing time this year

Olivier Giroud questions his lack of opportunities at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel According to The Athletic (Subscription Required) [h/t The...

Thomas Tuchel shouting instructions from the sidelines. Thomas Tuchel shouting instructions from the sidelines.
A View From The Bridge1 day ago

“I am not happy”- Tuchel shows clear frustration at veteran Chelsea superstar’s late return from international duty

Thomas Tuchel unhappy with Thiago Silva’s late return to Chelsea According to Sky Sports, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted...

Advertisement

Tags