Chelsea Head Coach Thomas Tuchel has admitted he is worried about his team due to the suspension of Jorginho and Mason Mount for their return leg clash against Atletico Madrid. The Blues secured a vital away win against Diego Simeone’s men last month to take a step closer to qualify for the quarterfinals.
In addition to missing Jorginho and Mount, Chelsea will also be without the injured duo of Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham. Speaking ahead of their game against Atletico Madrid, Thomas Tuchel admitted he was a bit worried due to the absence of his dynamic midfielders.
The German added “Two key players for us. Especially Mason for his offensive skills, his power offensive-wise to break the lines with dribbling and shots.”
“They were important players so far and we have a group which we compete with in this competition and so now is the challenge to adapt and find solutions because it’s obvious we need to play without those two guys.”
“We also need to play without Thiago Silva and without Tammy Abraham. No more injuries, so we miss four players. That makes the selection easy. We have a clear idea of what we want to do and how we want to create chances. But we are very aware that Atletico is one of the teams that gives away the fewest chances in all of Europe.”
“It’s very likely that we have to be patient and play with intensity at the same time. Keeping this level constantly going is the key for tomorrow.”