Tuchel: Jorginho deserves Ballon d’Or, Lukaku the man Blues were after

Sat 09 October 2021 | 17:05

The Blues boss talked about their 1-0 loss at the hands of the Bianconeri, revealing that ex-Inter striker Lukaku was the ‘physical striker’ Chelsea were eyeing and insisted that Jorginho ‘deserves to win the Ballon d’Or’.

Thomas Tuchel

talked at the Sports Festival in Trento and he commented on several subjects. The German tactician hailed


and believes the Italy international ‘deserves to win’ the Ballon d’Or 2021 and talked about the reason behind the Blues penning with

Romelu Lukaku


He spoke about their 1-0 loss by Juventus in the Champions League and praised Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta.

Jorginho deserves to win the Ballon d’Or,”

Tuchel said.

“He’s a very intelligent player and it’s a pleasure to be his coach.

“He has a great vision of football. For me, individual prizes don’t have great significance, it’s impossible to make a real comparison between several players of different roles.

“I would like one of my players to win it because I would know what the effect would be. Then Jorginho is a great person and an excellent player, but in general it’s not the most important thing.”

The Belgium international made a move back to Chelsea after helping Inter win the Serie A title and Tuchel revealed that he was the ‘physical striker’ Chelsea were eyeing.

I’m sorry for the Inter fans, but like everyone, we try to improve our formation,”

Tuchel added.

“We were looking for a very physical striker, a point of reference, a player with a personality who could lift the pressure off the shoulders of the younger players and give us the chance to play faster football.

“Returning to England, where he played as a young man, was important for him. I knew he was an extraordinary person.”

About the Blues’ defeat against Juventus, the German admitted that they made ‘three fundamental miatakes’ against the Serie A giants.

I imagined we would dominate,”

Tuchel revealed.

“Like against Atletico a year before. We made three fundamental mistakes, we made Juventus believe in themselves.

“It’s not that they didn’t deserve the victory, just that we didn’t make any mistakes against Atletico, we were patient there.

“It was difficult to analyse that match, obviously accepting Juventus’ performance and [Max] Allegri’s management.”

The Blues manager then went on to praise Atalanta as ‘crazy and bizarre’.

I played against Atalanta when I was at PSG,”

he said.

“When we analysed the team, we fell in love with them, they are bizarre and crazy.

“They played in a way we didn’t think they could do, they scored a lot of goals. I was wondering if it was really an Italian team.

“These teams make me get up early in the morning to start working again.”

source: SportMob

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