Speaking on Marcos Alonso’s decision not to take the knee, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference: “It is not one within the group but of course if a player takes a decision like this then we are not in a bubble, of course, it will come up.
“The most important for me is that I know Marcos personally and I trust him 1000% that he is absolutely committed against racism and any form of it.
“There is no question about it. We are all against it. We took the decision together to take the knee, maybe sometimes it takes an action against a routine to wake up again and have another discussion.”
“All of us have the same point, to do the most against racism and stand up against it so there are different ways of doing it.
“Marcos took his decision, he is a grown-up and responsible person. This is his position, we accept it. He gave his reasons for it and either discussion can end or go on in a productive way.”
Marcos Alonso has said that he will be protesting racism by pointing towards the badge that reads, “Say no to racism”.
Hence, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is clearly one to back his players so it’s no surprise to see him voice his support for Alonso while keeping the main message front and center.