Thomas Tuchel makes interesting comments about Tottenham ahead of London derby

Thomas Tuchel makes interesting comments about Tottenham ahead of London derby

  • Tuchel observed that Tottenham’s build up to the new season was far calmer than Chelsea’s
  • Chelsea transitioned to new ownership which was completed in May, and Tuchel believes the chaos helped Tottenham close the gap on them
  • The two sides meet in the London derby on Sunday, August 14

Thomas Tuchel has boldly claimed that Tottenham took advantage of the chaos that surrounded the Blues with the change in ownership five months ago.

According to Tuchel, Tottenham are ‘a bit ahead’ in their preparations as he dismissed claims from Antonio Conte that there was a gap between the two London sides.

Chelsea host Tottenham in a crunch match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, August 14 in what is likely to be a game that will set the tone for both clubs this season.

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Thomas Tuchel of Chelsea speaks during a press conference at Chelsea Training Ground on August 12, 2022 in Cobham, England. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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Ahead of the game, Tuchel did a press conference on Friday, where he opened up on a supposed gulf between the two clubs and how Tottenham took advantage of Chelsea’s woes last season to reinforce their squad.

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"I think that every team Antonio Conte trains is a title contender. It's always like this, in every country with every team," the Chelsea head coach explained as quoted on Football London
"They strengthened their squad, they strengthened in their depth, and they have a very demanding coach with an incredible record in domestic titles.

As a coach, Conte has had 16 years in the game, winning four Serie A titles including three with Juventus.

He also has a Premier League title under his belt which he won as Chelsea manager.

"He will push them to the limit and any team with this kind of quality management, which pushes players to the limit, can over-perform and fight for the top four. And if you fight for the top four, you fight for everything. If you're still in the race in March, you're fighting for everything. It's a long way to go and he will never admit it, but for me, an Antonio Conte team fights for everything."

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Elsewhere, Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag did not hold back in his criticism of the side after a 4-0 humbling at the hands of Brentford.

First-half goals from Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee, and Bryan Mbuemo were enough to see off United as the Bees secured their first ever win over the Red Devils in 84 years.

Speaking after the humiliating defeat, United boss Ten Hag slammed his charges for the defeat, describing his side's performance as 'rubbish' and 'poor.'

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