Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes that the decision of owner Roman Abramovich to pass over control does not affect the team. He requested the media to stop asking him about Abramovich while calling the situation in Ukraine terrible. Chelsea lost the Carabao Cup final on penalties after Kepa missed the decisive penalty.
“You have to stop, I am not a politician,” Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said. “I can only repeat myself, and I feel bad to repeat it as I never experienced war. So even to talk about it, I feel bad. I’m very privileged as I sit here in peace. I do the best I can but you have to stop asking me these questions as I have no answers for you.”
“I have daily exchanges with [director] Marina [Granovskaia] and [technical and performance advisor] Petr Cech about how to improve the first team and this won’t stop because they stay in charge. It doesn’t affect what I do on a daily basis,” he added. “It’s a bit too much for me to answer. I’m not aware of any details and I’m not aware of the whole situation. We all agree there are situations much more important than football. This will never change. Situations like war are of course so much more important but it’s not for me to comment on the situation with Abramovich. I don’t know enough about it. We are privileged but of course, across Europe, everyone has noise in their heads they don’t like. Everyone is trying to do their best to do their work.”