August 10, 2022

‘We’re not prepared but’: Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea are unprepared after their ‘TIRING and EXHAUSTING’ pre-season tour of the US… regardless of ending the journey with back-to-back wins towards Udinese

  • Thomas Tuchel has once more admitted that Chelsea will not be prepared for the brand new season
  • He feels their ‘exhausting’ pre-season tour of USA has prompted an absence of sharpness
  • Chelsea completed pre-season with successive wins towards Udinese final weekend
  • Nevertheless it appears Tuchel continues to be feeling the hangover from their 4-0 defeat by Arsenal

Thomas Tuchel admitted that Chelsea are unprepared forward of the brand new marketing campaign, following their ‘tiring’ and ‘exhausting’ pre-season tour of America.

The Blues accomplished their fortnight-long journey to the US with two victories towards Udinese final weekend, profitable 3-1 on Friday and 2-0 on Saturday.

Nevertheless it appears the German boss has but to overlook Chelsea’s turbulent begin to the tour – his facet endured a 5-3 defeat on penalties to Charlotte and a 4-0 thrashing by Arsenal after solely narrowly profitable the primary match 2-1 towards Membership America.

Thomas Tuchel believes Chelsea’s ‘exhausting’ pre-season tour has left his facet unprepared

And now, Tuchel is worried that the ‘tiring’ and ‘exhausting’ pre-season tour has left Chelsea unprepared forward of their opening match towards Everton on Saturday.  

‘It was a reasonably lengthy pre-season,’ the Blues boss admitted.

‘Tiring and exhausting to be within the US for thus lengthy, and having to journey once more at this time underneath the circumstances just isn’t really easy, fairly demanding.

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‘After this weekend we put together for nothing else aside from Everton. The season is true in entrance of the door. There’s quite a lot of constructive stuff however we have to enhance.

Raheem Sterling scored his first Chelsea goal during the 3-1 victory against Udinese on Friday

Raheem Sterling scored his first Chelsea purpose throughout the 3-1 victory towards Udinese on Friday

‘We’re not prepared but. We don’t must be prepared but. We’ve got one other week after which it’s time to be on the perfect degree. It’s at all times good when the season arrives.

‘We may have this week There’s nonetheless some option to go.’

While Tuchel has labored to embed new signings Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly into his formation and system, the Stamford Bridge chiefs have struggled to finalise offers for key targets.

Regardless of having presents accepted for each Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and Leeds’ Raphinha, the pair finally snubbed Chelsea in favour of Barcelona on the remaining hurdle. 

The Chelsea boss described new signing Kalidou Koulibaly as a 'strong personality and player'

The Chelsea boss described new signing Kalidou Koulibaly as a ‘robust character and participant’

Sterling grabbed his first purpose in a Blues shirt throughout the 3-1 win to Udinese, while Koulibaly impressed the supervisor with a 70-minute look in defence. 

Tuchel stated: ‘[Sterling] had possibilities, he was closely concerned in different possibilities. It was an excellent efficiency.

‘[Koulibaly] is a really, excellent signing and a powerful character and participant – pleased he might play and he’s getting fitter and fitter. It is vitally vital for us for the beginning of the season.’