Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel stressed the need for players to focus on facing Luton Town, scheduled for Thursday evening, in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the current season 2021-2022.
“Tomorrow, we have to be ready, that’s what we ask of ourselves. We have some hurdles to overcome if we want to win there. We need the right motivation and the right behaviour,” Tuchel added, explaining, “We know there are more important things than football, but you ask me. Always… War is horrible. Why should we be more distracted than you at work?”
Talking about Russia’s wars against Ukraine, Tochel continued, “It is a terrible thing. It is a terrible thing. There can be no other opinion on this, but why should we be more distracted. It is something going on there. We know that there are more important things.” There. That will never change.”
Tuchel explained that nothing had changed within Chelsea FC after the club’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich said he was stepping down from management matters. “I am not aware of the details and the whole situation. There are situations that are much more important than football, and this will never change. Situations like war are much more important,” Tuchel said. “.
The Chelsea coach continued, “Hakim Ziyech is not in the team’s training today. He is one of the players who will miss the match,” adding, “Reece James suffers from fatigue, the recommendation was to play 20 minutes and played more than 70 minutes.”
Tuchel spoke about Mason Mount after he was criticized for missing two chances in the League Cup final against Liverpool, saying, “No one is to blame for a missed opportunity and I’m glad I didn’t read about it. The only person who didn’t want to add the opportunity is Mason, you can be sure of that.” It can happen and not every opportunity is a target.”