The German has been impressed by one of his loan armies despite a penalty shootout loss to American side, Charlotte
Chelsea failed to nail the game against Charlotte on Thursday morning as a full time draw saw them losing out a penalty shootout against the American side.
Tuchel fielded his new signing, Raheem Sterling later in the second half while Kalidou Koulibaly is yet to feature for the Blues.
After a disappointing result, Tuchel provided insights on his plan for one of the many stars that has been out on loan in the past season.
In a statement that appears to be a very bold one, Tuchel didn’t only stand behind Conor Gallagher after missing his penalty with a cheap kick into the goalkeeper’s claws, he also did assure him of game time come 2022/2023 season.
Tuchel isn’t ignorant of the huge impact the English man made at the Crystal Palace squad while he was out on loan and he is now bent on using this to the club’s advantage.
Despite having his midfielders still intact, Tuchel is keen on adding Conor Gallagher to his options for the center and has already began arrangements for this.
Speaking after the game on Thursday morning, Tuchel said; “He [Gallagher] is a very strong player and I have seen that over and over, it’s just had that he missed his own kick.
“I don’t consider it a factor personally, it’s actually on him, it’s not good for him, he needs that psychological boost and a miss of this kind has in the past done things not good to players mentally but we will help him get over it as soon as possible and get back to the top of his game.
“I like Conor alot cause he is always there to get the task done, you can wake him up at midnight and he will immediately start sprinting and winning tackles, that is the type of mentality I cherish having in my squad.
“The past season may have not gone how he wanted but I all truthfulness, Crystal Palace wasn’t a bad move because it even helped him gain alot of game time that he probably won’t have gotten if he stayed back with us.
“We have a new project now and I am already considering making him a core part of this project because of how young and dedicated his is. I won’t allow him to leave on loan again if things actually remain unchanged with what we have on board at the moment.”
The German tactician went on to applaud Raheem Sterling; “Sterling had a great game I must confess, although not that dream first game result but he wasn’t bad, he was in the spaces at the right time and made the right runs.
“Not really a perfect game but we have a very good lead to work from here and am happy to have him in the squad.”