The Blues boss has credited the work of Frank Lampard to help them move into the knockout stages easily.
Speaking after Chelsea‘s 2-0 win against Real Madrid to move onto the Champions League finals, Tuchel told BT Sport: “Don’t forget the team played a very strong group stage with Frank Lampard to arrive [here] so now the team play in the knockout [stage] with me so the team deserves to be in the final.
“If you read the stats well you see that we arrive with a lot of confidence. It was a difficult game against a huge opponent. Huge credit to the boys.”
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard helped Chelsea dominate the group stages and qualify for the knockout stages by winning their group. Now, Tuchel has continued that good work in the Champions League and has helped the London club qualify for the finals against all odds.
Chelsea will now face Manchester City at Instanbul on May 28 for the final showdown!