Transferring on from Tuchel’s third stalemate of the season towards Leeds United, Stamford Bridge welcomes Diego Simeone and his males in what’s promised to be a decent encounter.
Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten streak has now prolonged to 12 video games and the Spanish giants march into London hoping to show the 1-0 deficit round – credit score to Oliver Giroud’s spectacular bicycle kick within the ultimate minutes of the primary leg.
Forward of the second leg, the Chelsea boss spoke within the pre-match press convention and elaborated few matters of dialogue, in quotes picked up by soccer.london.
When quizzed concerning the type of sport he expects on the Bridge, Tuchel commented:
“I anticipate roughly the identical as in Bucharest. They’ve Trippier, Carrasco and Gimenez again. Basically, I anticipate roughly the identical, a crew that’s onerous to play towards, discover areas behind the final strains and for positive tremendous onerous to create possibilities towards.”
Atletico Madrid performed a defensive sport within the 1st leg. Tuchel expects no much less of his Spanish counterparts going entrance. Talking of the Rojiblancos’ model of play, he mentioned:
“I consider that each membership has it’s DNA and traits. With Simeone they’re one of many hardest groups to beat, that is their attribute, self-discipline and hard-working and arranged protection. They’ve unimaginable high quality to assault and to play a possession sport, they’re a whole squad.”
Chelsea are one of many three English groups looking for European success. The second leg of the UEFA Champions League final 16 is certain to witness an enthralling encounter in London.
Tuchel’s males will look to increase their unbeaten run to 13 video games, the one approach Chelsea are going to progress to the quarter-finals.