The Strategy Is To Be Ourselves, Tuchel Talks Ahead Of Clash With Real Madrid

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Thomas Tuchel. Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has praised the quality in his side ahead of today’s UEFA Champions League first leg semi final clash against Real Madrid.

Speaking to chelseafc.com, Tuchel said, “Be ourselves, that is the strategy once you arrive here,’ he explained. The higher you climb on the level, the more you have to rely on yourself, rely on your strengths and do the things that make you comfortable, which are proven that they work, and we have these things as a team.

“This is what we try to do on the best level, there is no other approach for a match like this. Hopefully we don’t overthink it, we don’t want to overdo it. The challenge is to be ourselves and to be the best version of ourselves for 90 minutes tomorrow,” he said.

Tuchel praised the quality in his side, saying, ‘The most important things are the quality and commitment of the players.

“Quality explains itself. Commitment is being ready to do the things which are necessary to help your team-mates, cover your team-mate when he’s going into a challenge,” he added.

The match kicks of at 8pm West African Time.

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