Thomas Tuchel explains the biggest difference between managing PSG and Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel explains the biggest difference between managing PSG and Chelsea

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has opened up about his life at Stamford Bridge after taking over for Frank Lampard in January.

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has highlighted the gaps between Premier League and Ligue 1 management, acknowledging that life in England is "brutal."

Tuchel was fired by French giants Paris Saint-Germain in December, but he only had to wait a few weeks before returning to the dugout, taking over for Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge at the end of January.


Despite the fact that the likable German has never managed in England before, he has made an immediate impact, losing just two of his first 23 games in charge.

Such form has seen Chelsea cement themselves as strong contenders for the final top-four spot in the Premier League, reach the FA Cup final, and be just 90 minutes away from securing a spot in the UEFA Champions League final, an achievement Tuchel achieved last season at PSG.

Despite the fact that the former Borussia Dortmund manager has had a flying start to life in west London, he has acknowledged that the move from French football to English football has been difficult.

"From Ligue 1 to the Premier League?" It's brutal, to be frank. "It was really brutal," Tuchel said to L'Equipe, as stated by Le10 Sport.

"We played the same number of matches in France, two cups, and there are also 20 teams in the Championship." However, the Championship's strength and difficulty are somewhat different here. It's a whole different dimension.

"It's pretty ruthless; it leaves you alone and forces you to get up early in the morning." There really isn't time to take a break. There isn't much time to sit down, rest, or feel comfortable.

"And that's a positive thing because it sharpens your mind and attitude." That's what I like about this club.

"Everyone is fighting on the front lines. These challenges and expectations are known to the players. Through their approach to their job, they are up to the challenge of recovering during their time here at the club.

"Everyone at the club understands what it takes to stay in shape. That is why it is so impressive.

"We go into every game with the knowledge and deep belief that we are fully prepared for it, that we can compete at the highest level and adapt."


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