Chelsea will face Villarreal on Wednesday for a chance to know who wears the UEFA Super Cup crown for 2021. Ahead of the clash, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has assessed his upcoming opponents;
“I have huge respect for Villarreal, I have huge respect for Unai Emery,” Thomas Tuchel was quoted by UEFA.com.
“I mean, they can call the [UEFA Europa League] trophy the Unai Emery trophy soon! This guy is incredible. He’s played five finals and won it four times – this is crazy.
“And with Spanish teams, you have to be very careful. They love this game, and they play this game for ball possession, and they play it with lots and lots of genuine courage.”
“So I think they will approach this game [feeling that] they have nothing to lose. But what nicer thing than to start the season with a European final. We will take it very, very seriously and do as best we can to take the next trophy home.”
It’s the opportunity for Tuchel and Chelsea to win their first-ever Super Cup title.
The Blues lost the opportunity to win the trophy back in 2012 when we lost 4-1 to Atletico Madrid and also to Liverpool on penalties.