Thomas Tuchel has explained why he had a verbal clash with Timo Werner during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Everton on Monday this week.
During the first half, Tuchel was caught on the air shouting: “Timo, Timo, how long will you still play on the left? You have to play on the right! You played on the left for a quarter of an hour now. Don’t you understand? ”
Tuchel would again yell at Werner in the second half about positioning around winger, who was Reece James. Ahead of Marcelo Bielsa’s meeting with Leeds on Saturday, Tuchel stressed that he did not want to be harsh with Werner.
“It was very direct and at the moment without spectators, such things can come out there,” the German told reporters. “I was aware [për videon] “because the people around me told me.”
“We reminded Timo to join his position on the right because he was on the left for a long time. Switching positions is not a problem, but we wanted Callum [Hudson-Odoi] on the left and Timo on the right to make things easier for him. We remembered him, but he was not insulting or aggressive. “It was direct.”
“I know what you mean, but in the end, if he is respectful and does not insult each other [është mirë]. “I have no problem with the players coming towards me and sometimes on the other hand, the coaches are in a game mode where things are direct and aim to be clear.”
“Sometimes things are not said in the most friendly or pleasant way. I agree, but I and the players are in a game mode. I have the feeling that no one takes it too personally. It is about passing information “, added the strategist of The Blues.
Tuchel has a reputation for being ruthless and intense as a coach from his time working at PSG, Dortmund and Mainz. /Telegraph/