Melchiot: “Tuchel will bring the best out of Havertz and Werner”

Tuesday26 January 2021 | 16:00
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The former Chelsea defender thinks that the German coach had been awaited by those at Stamford Bridge to join before they would decide to turn things around.


are looking up to

Thomas Tuchel

as they want a German to encourage the hefty money flops

Timo Werner


kai Havertz

, according to

Mario Melchiot


The Blues spent a great amount of money in acquiring the two forward’s services in the summer of 2020 when

Frank Lampard

was in charge. The former Chelsea boss believed the duo could be key players should they unlock their potentials.

However, Werner seems to be having a hard time adjusting to

Premier League

life, as he has only met the target once in 16 matches. Havertz, on the other hand, has not been having a rich vein of form since he joined.

With Lampard failing to turn the situation around, Roman Abramovich took the matter into his hands and decided to appoint Tuchel to the task.

The former Chelsea defender said: “

It’s going to be tricky, but when a new coach comes in everybody gets a new wind.

“But it’s then like, ‘well, why didn’t you do that when the other coach was there?’

“But everybody will start from zero again; even the players who weren’t playing and didn’t get a look-in, they are going to get the opportunity now to perform and put themselves in the window.

“And if you look back at Tuchel; he took the job at Mainz and then at Dortmund – he took the job of [Jurgen] Klopp twice in a row.

“So he is really connected to some of the German players, especially the expensive guys they stood behind like Werner and Kai Havertz. Those are guys who played in that league who will know him, and he’ll know them really well too.

“So I’m sure they’ll be looking at that too and thinking, ‘we invested quite a bit of capital in these individuals, so who is the best man to get the best out of them?’ And, of course Frank wanted them, but if that isn’t going to be the case they are going to have to find someone who is capable of getting the best out of them.

“And I’m sure if they make the choice to get Tuchel in that has to be one of the reasons.”

With Tuchel assigned to take over, Lampard is without a job, which won’t be for long, according to Melchiot: “

If you look at a player like Frank, he didn’t achieve the glory that he had by going down after a disappointment.

“So why would I expect him to not come back? He has the ability, the quality and the confidence to get himself back on the road.

“He just needs to take a break, spend some time with his family and get his head around it – just like you do as a footballer when you are down. And then he comes back and goes again at it!

“Things don’t come your way the easy way, and there are always going to be bumps in the way. You just have to overcome them.”

source: SportMob