Tuchel will not be ‘angry’ if Chelsea miss out on Haaland

Date published: Saturday 1st May 2021 10:11 - Paul Okey

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel will not be getting “angry” with Chelsea’s hierarchy should the club fail to land Erling Haaland in the summer.

And should they also miss out on other reported striker targets Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku, he will still remain calm.

For Tuchel accepts there are other key factors that come into play when it comes to signing players, not just his own demands.


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Chelsea are understood to be prioritising a new striker in the summer with Timo Werner yet to convince in the role and Tammy Abrahams out of favour.

However, Tuchel admits he will be understanding if his first-choice targets do not arrive in the upcoming window.

“I have opinions about what we can add to the group to get better,” said Tuchel.

“This is my job and I will give my opinion and I am asked my opinion and we will do this and sometimes opinions change.

“This is also a process and I have my ideas of course. I have ideas of certain profiles. This is not about me wishing for this player A and B and if they don’t come I will get angry. This was never like this in my whole career. This will not be like this.

“I totally understand there are issues to solve with the agents, the player, the interests of a club. It is not only about me and my wishes.

“I talk with the club and give my opinion and we share this with the scouting and of course I’m involved and I should be involved and I have absolutely the feeling that I am involved.”

After taking over from Frank Lampard at the end of January, Tuchel has guided the Blues into the top four in the Premier League and put them on the verge of the Champions League final later this month.

And he insists the current squad deserve the chance to prove they are good enough before he rushes out to sign replacements.

“The players that we have are fantastic players with big personalities. Right now is even the moment where we get to know each other better and better and we have big games coming and coming and crucial times ahead of us.

“We will have a very clear picture of our group at least and the stronger they perform the harder it is to improve the squad from outside. But there is always room and there are always ideas and we will find out.

“I have the strong feeling we are not in a rush and we are not in a big need and very relaxed. Right now everybody is fully focused and it is not the moment to get distracted with any other subjects.”

 

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