The German has finally spoken on his player who asked to be dropped after been named in the FA Cup final squad
Prior the game against Klopp’s men Chelsea had prepared with the plans of having Andreas Christensen at the backline but it was sad to learn of the Danish man’s desire to be dropped.
Not just did he drop, but also Christensen who is already linked to a Barcelona move opted to leave the hotel before the team did.
Many are still shocked by the act, including his teammate, Reece James who earlier on confessed he was surprised by the act.
Blues will be without him again when they face Leicester City this weekend as Thomas Tuchel did confirm during a press conference today.
“We thought we are in a good progression, development, because he played very strong versus Leeds,” Tuchel said of Christensen. “We had to, and of course we respect it. He has our support.
“Not sure yet if he involved tomorrow or the weekend. Andreas came to me to tell me he’s not ready to play, start or be on bench. He had his reasons, they stay private and confidential. It was not the first time.
“It’s not that he doesn’t want to play, he’s not able to. Big difference.
“He’s struggled over the last weeks, when he’s not in the squad or playing although he was physically available. It was not completely out of the blue sky. It was not ideal, we thought we prepared him in the best way possible.
“We had to accept it. We will accept it. I try the best I can to not take things personal. I still believe Andreas wanted to play these matches.
“This is a level of disappointment where you can get over quickly and continue because you are okay with yourself.
“This is what we demand of ourselves and them. Yesterday’s training was good. We had two days off to digest it. We want to be ready tomorrow.”