Thomas Tuchel was proud of his German compatriot after the coronation in C1 on Saturday night.
Thomas Tuchel won a Champions League final, less than a year after losing one.
On Saturday night his Chelsea side beat Manchester City 1-0, after losing in the flagship event with Paris Saint-Germain to Bayern Munich last year. Speaking after the win, the German was polled by the press to see if this season’s final was any different and he agreed it was.
“I was so grateful to get to the final a second time, but it was different,” he told BT Sport.
“We felt every day that we were getting closer. The players were determined to win. We wanted to be the stone in City’s shoe.”
“We would have liked to be a little more courageous with the ball, but the second half was a real struggle.”
“It’s amazing. Sharing it with everyone is amazing. What a tough fight! I don’t know what to feel!”
Asked about the author of the game-winning goal, Kai Havertz, Tuchel was proud of the young German prodigy.
“Kai was strong and I’m so happy he was able to be decisive again,” he said of the striker.
Nine years after the coronation of the band to Didier Drogba, Chelsea is finally holding its second Champions League. The Blues have indeed won 1-0 against Manchester City and Kai Havertz, London’s most expensive rookie, has responded.