Thomas Tuchel has clarified what he had talked about with Callum Hudson-Odoin in the substitution he made in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton in the 25th week of the Premier League.
The German coach explained his decision why he left the Englishman there are fields after only half an hour of play, which had to do with the fact that the player was not in his element that day.
Tuchel revealed that after the meeting he had a conversation with Hudson-Odoin so that the situation would not get worse.
“Yes, that’s right,” he said when asked if Hudson-Odoi could start against Diego Simeone’s side in Romania. “We decided to talk to him in front of the whole group because I had my reasons for doing it. Was it the right decision? “I do not know, but it was my decision at the time.”
“For us in the group, we spoke as a whole group not to make it bigger than it is because for us it was not a big deal. “I know it can sometimes be and sometimes you reflect on why you do it, you have to do it because sometimes the media and the family can make it bigger than expected.”
“So I did it and we had the only reaction we wanted. He was back to normal, in a good mood, in a smile, in training and the very, very good training the next day. This is all”.
“I already said after the match this was the decision for today, this was the lesson for him from today and for me as well and we go on and then it is forgotten,” Tuchel added. /Telegraph/