Tuchel ready for Leicester games

Chelsea Head Coach Thomas Tuchel claimed upcoming Leicester games as ‘finals’, as the Blues take on Brendan Rodgers’ side in the FA Cup final on Saturday, followed by a league encounter on Tuesday.

Having seen Liverpool win against Manchester United, both – Chelsea and Leicester City would be aware of the implications it would have on the top four race. Speaking to reporters ahead of the FA Cup final, Thomas Tuchel admitted his team were disappointed after the Arsenal defeat. The German added “We all feel angry with ourselves about the missed opportunity and the performance. Now we have the challenge to focus on only this match and play on the edge.”

We need our best game. Leicester are a super strong side and deserve to be in the final. A few days later we compete with them for the top four.”

On asked which game is the most important, Tuchel said “I cannot judge it. These are two finals and we don’t think about anything else. It is a final for the cup and a final for the top four.”

We missed a chance against Arsenal to have a decisive advantage. Now we have to cope with it and first of all show a reaction in Wembley, and to have the upper hand on Tuesday again.”

It’s a bit curious we play our two finals against the same team. It will be very tough, complicated and difficult but we feel ready for it.”

Tuchel confirmed Mateo Kovacic and Kante will be available for the FA Cup final after missing the Arsenal game. The Chelsea Head Coach added “The whole group is available, Kova is with us again. It’s huge, because Mateo has everything that we need in midfield.”

He has experience, power, acceleration, deceleration, he can dribble the ball and beat players. He’s fast, he has physical ability and he’s experienced in big games and in the Premier League.”

You could see that when we missed Mateo and N’Golo in the same match. It’s big news for us that Kova is back, he has a huge impact in the dressing room also.”

Source: Sky Sports

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