Thomas Tuchel has proved Micah Richards wrong after winning the UEFA Champions League
In January, Manchester City defender Micah Richards expressed his thoughts on Chelsea’s new boss Thomas Tuchel.
He said that Tuchel world never be able to win any major trophy with Chelsea. However, the 47 year old proved him wrong after winning the UCL title.
“There doesn’t appear to be a plan after Frank Lampard’s sacking… I can’t see the new Chelsea boss winning the big prizes at Stamford Bridge,” Micah wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“Chelsea have appointed Tuchel because they want to win the Premier League and Champions League again. I struggle to see that happening with him.
“What have Chelsea seen in Tuchel that convinces them he will outwit Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp over the course of a 38-game season?”
Tuchel was appointed as Chelsea’s head coach at the end of January 2021. He replaced Frank Lampard when the team was at 9th position. But he turned the tables and helped ‘The Blues’ to finish at top 4.
Richards wasn’t very happy with the first team selection made by Tuchel against Wolves in a Premier League fixture.
“First impressions are very important in football and the one Tuchel made on Wednesday with his team selection against Wolves could not be called positive.
“…I’m absolutely not writing Tuchel off, but something about his appointment doesn’t feel right.”
The 32 year old retired defender did admit earlier last week that he’d got things wrong when it came to Tuchel. However, he was very honest about his opinions on Thomas.
“When Tuchel came in, I didn’t see it,” the Birmingham born pundit said.
“I didn’t think he’d be able to transform this team in the way he has, so soon, I didn’t see it.
“He’s made me eat my words. This Chelsea team now are frightening.
“On the counter-attack now, they have the best counter-attack.”