The Blues boss says he gives Chelsea players enough chances, but some changes might be inevitable this summer.
After an underwhelming start under Frank Lampard at the beginning of their 2020-21 campaign, Chelsea secured a top-four finish and won the Champions League under
. The German coach is determined to organize his squad ahead of the next season, with an army of loaned players returning to the club this summer.
Tuchel vows to give the squad members enough chances to display their qualities, but admits some players might leave the club in the current transfer window.
Asked about having players returning from loan spells, Tuchel told Chelsea’sofficial website
"I have never had that before.
"That was new, I was not scared about it, but I was curious to see how the mentality is because don't forget, some of them leave their families behind, some of them want to stay in their loan clubs, some of them have not that possibility.
"Some of them have done two or three pre-seasons here already. Some of them want to look absolutely for the chance to stay, some of them want to maybe leave. They're humans, they're not robots and that's why we have to accept it's not the easiest situation also for them.”
Chelsea have already offloadedFikayo Tomori
from their squad for the next season. Both players joined AC Milan earlier this month as they were unlikely to get enough game time at Stamford Bridge.
"But what I’ve experienced every day is the complete opposite – it’s a very positive group, hardworking, full of desire to learn, hungry in every training session and ready to go.
"It's such a good mix with the five or six guys who were with us here in the last half-a-year. I'm absolutely happy because it's so much easier than I thought, it's so easy and so nice to be the coach of these guys. There are possibilities for all of us and this group deserves our full attention, and they get it.”
A host of young talents are also linked with moves away from the Blues.
have been in talks with Crystal Palace, Leeds, and Crystal Palace respectively.
The former PSG boss added:
"I don't judge on where you come from or what your history is, or what you earn or what your status is. I'm in charge of this group so they get my 100 per cent. I give my everything, they give it back, they make me smile, I give even more, that makes them smile, they give even more.
"You try every year to create a certain atmosphere where everybody is happy to come, everybody feels valued, everybody feels confident but everybody knows at the same time what is expected from them and then you have to live up to your talent.
"These guys are full of talent and now it's on us to push them to their highest level possible. Then we will decide is this in the moment good enough for us, does this help us, is it better for the player to go on loan or get sold. This comes as the last step in this give and take."
Chelsea will start their pre-season campaign with a match againstBournemouth