Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero has taken a swipe at Frank Lampard when comparing the style of play to Thomas Tuchel’s. The Blues legend was sacked in January following a poor run of results after Chelsea slipped to 9th position in the table.
Thomas Tuchel has produced a remarkable turnaround at the club, as Chelsea are on a 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions since his arrival. The Blues have also qualified for Champions League quarterfinals and FA Cup semifinals.
Speaking to 90min, Caballero explained the differences between both managers, and said “Obviously talking about the coach, what one does well and what the other does well, is uncomfortable because they are there for something.“
“If we have to have them as coaches, it is because they are good. They convince you of the football they want to carry out and we are the workers, the ones who carry out that plan.”
“Undoubtedly, with Frank, we had a more direct idea of the game, basically English football. To attack fast, attack on the wings, move centrally or attack on one side and finish on the other but with quite a bit of verticality.“
“The football he liked was very dizzying, with quick movements of the ball. He also liked attacking and counter-attacking.“
“Now with Tuchel, it’s more about combining, playing with the ball. We create more. He almost tells us how the match will develop, where the opponent’s key aspects are, their strengths and their weaknesses.“
“With his ideas, from how he has achieved his teams to play well, he says to us what players we would need to be more involved in order to play brighter and follow his plan. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but the idea of playing [is there].”