Thomas tuchel on Azpilicueta as the chelsea head coach has nothing but admiration for the veteran spanish defender.
Cesar Azpilicueta has become a regular again in the chelsea line up since thomas tuchel came on board after losing his place in the starting lineup under former boss frank Lampard.
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However after the westham game during the weekend and in preparation for their Semi final game against real madrid the german tactician took out time to appreciate his captain fantastic.
Thomas Tuchel on Azpilicueta
🎙Tuchel on Azpilicueta:
“He’s fantastic and I want him absolutely to be on the pitch because he’s a fantastic captain and a fantastic sportsman.
He is everything Chelsea means in my point of view – he’s humble, he’s a fighter, he thinks constantly about winning and he does everything to be in shape every three days.
He’s a true professional and there is no work too hard or distance too long for him.”
“We used him as a wing-back and it was a bit hard because he had to do several long runs.
It was a bit different for him but we chose the back three with Andreas, Toni and Thiago because we knew about West Ham’s strength in set-pieces and we wanted to gain some centimetres in height.”
“Azpi is totally open to anything once he sees the reason why. He was very excited to be involved a bit more offensively and it’s nice to have this.
The two positions [wing-back and full-back] suit him very well and he’s absolutely reliable.”
However during cesar Azpilicueta nine-year stint at Stamford Bridge, the veteran club captain has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup and also been victorious in the Europa League twice.
Thomas tuchel on Azpilicueta comment by the team gaffer will serve as a moral boaster for the rest of the squad as Chelsea face real madrid in their next match in the Uefa champions league.