Thomas Tuchel has claimed he has no information on Chelsea’s plans to withdraw from the Super League but admits he trusts the club to embrace competitive sport and make the right decisions.
“I don’t know anything, I spent the last 45 minutes on the bus waiting to come to the stadium,” the boss told Sky Sports when asked to react to the latest news on the Super League.
“I know I am in a super-competitive club and I trust the club. It is all about competition and this what everyone feels watching our team. We were giving everything in the UCL, the FA Cup, we left our heart and soul on the pitch.
“I am not aware of any of the politics. I don’t know enough and I trust the club they take decisions in the consideration we embrace competitive sport.”
Then speaking about the distraction created by the story, Thomas Tuchel said; “It is annoying and frustrating.
“From Monday we wanted to build the momentum and atmosphere and being ready. It was not our fault but we have to accept we are a bit distracted and now we will see.”
Meanwhile, the Super League project appears to be doomed less than 48 hours after the 12 clubs, including Chelsea, confirmed the plans to create a new competition.
However, Chelsea is reported to be among the first clubs to have started working on withdrawing from the breakaway league, partly motivated by big protests outside Stamford Bridge before the Brighton game.