Tuchel appointed to influence Werner & Havertz ‘too simplistic’, Nevin

Tue 02 February 2021 | 14:24

The former Chelsea midfielder believes the two Germans’ poor vein of form had nothing to do with Chelsea’s decision on appointing Thomas Tuchel.

According to

Pat Nevin

, it is “far too simplistic” to believe that

Timo Werner


Kai Havertz

’ poor performance affected


’s assignment of

Thomas Tuchel

, with the Blues finding assurance in the German coach for a challenging post.

After 18 months of reigning, Frank Lampard has been dismissed from Stamford Bridge. The club legend had a prolific debut season, but he was expected to turn things around this season after a hefty amount of money was spent in the transfer window.

The additions have not yet proved qualified for their hefty price tags, with the two German players falling in that category. The new manager Tuchel is struggling to bring the best out of his fellow countrymen. However, Nevin does not think he was specifically appointed for this task.

The ex-Blues winger said: “

The suggestion in the media is that Thomas Tuchel was brought in partially to get the best from Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, but apart from that being far too simplistic, it is also only part of the deal.

“Getting the best out of the home-grown talent is just as important. As time goes by, I think Thomas will be very pleasantly surprised with the quality he has at his disposal.

“I think most people agree there is a fine team in there somewhere bursting to get out, the manager just has to get the right chemistry.”

Tuchel’s first two matches have earned the club four points, with the 47-year-old proving his ploys to be effective.

Players like Mason Mount would have to prove themselves once again to the new coach.

He added on the 22-year-old playmaker: “

The highlight for me in these early days of Thomas Tuchel has been the attitude and form of Mason Mount.

“Plenty of people have suggested he has been, on balance, Chelsea’s best player this season. He has certainly been the most reliable, but his brief showing against Wolves stole the show and against Burnley, I honestly think he just shaded it over Callum [Hudson-Odoi] for Man of the Match.

“He has been finding great space in that area between the opposition defence and midfield while his control of the ball when he receives it looks as good as anyone in the club. He is always on the half turn, his vision is great, always knowing who and what is around him and he is as willing as anyone to make runs beyond defenders to give others a pass option.”

source: SportMob