For the Chelsea coach, the incident between Rüdiger and Kepa is closed and the players will not be penalized.
Saturday, Chelsea lost heavily at home to West Bromwich Albion (2-5) and Thomas Tuchel recorded his first loss with the Blues. The next day, during training, Antonio Rüdiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga fought according to the revelations of Telegraph, subsequently confirmed by club player Marcos Antonio.
And this Tuesday, during the press conference on the eve of the Champions League quarter-final between Porto and Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, the coach of the London team returned to this incident: “It got hot between Toni and Kepa. We immediately calmed the situation. We had to intervene, it was serious. The reaction from the players was not good but the way the guys handled the situation, especially Toni and Kepa, was amazing and showed the respect they have for each other. They fixed the problem immediately after training in a very honest, humble and straightforward manner. “
If Tuchel had excluded Rüdiger from training after the fight, he added that the two players will not be penalized because their difference is now settled: “It showed me that they have a very good character. Toni fixed the problem directly, it was strong and brave of her. The next day there was nothing left. “