The German boss was “super happy” to see the Frenchman back on form after his praiseworthy display in their Thursday clash with Klopp’s men.
manager, Thomas Tuchel, hailedN'Golo Kante
’s performance in their 1-0 win againstLiverpool
after the Frenchman helpedMason Mount
into scoring the winner for the Blues.
The German boss, who was happy to see his team moving up to the top four, said:
"It was clear from the first second of training what this guy is capable of doing. It's unbelievable.”
"You see his intensity in the physical report after matches and you think they may have tracked two players and put it into the same sheet. He's unbelievable in what he delivers in terms of intensity, in terms of ball recoveries, his devotion to the group is world-class, at the highest level.”
"I am very, very happy he is in our squad. He has come back from an injury so he will not play every 90 minutes before the international break. We will manage him and we do that with the physical coaches.”
"We have to take care that he is fit until the international break and when he comes back, we hope he has the momentum where we can rely on him in every game.”
"I'm very happy to have him, Jorginho and Kova (Mateo Kovacic) in defensive midfield. This is exactly the level we need to win games. So, I am super happy with all of them."
Asked about the possibility of startingAndreas Christensen
instead of the recently recoveredThiago Silva
for their upcoming match againstEverton
, after theDenmark
international became man of the match on Thursday, Tuchel said:
"Andreas stepped in in the middle of the first half against Tottenham, which was a really tough thing to do, and from the first minute, he's been absolutely impressive.”
"He's brave, strong in individual challenges, brave and intelligent in the build-up, and plays with a lot of confidence. I am absolutely happy with his performances and how he's stepped up. He's been a big part of our performances."
Talking about being chased byWest Ham
and Everton in thePremier League
table, Tuchel added:
"There is only one-point difference between the teams. Everton had a very strong start to the season and a big win at Anfield that from there kept the momentum going. Very strong squad. Very physical. Full of talent.”
"Strong strikers, dangerous No.10 with James [Rodriguez], strong experienced players, super-strong manager at the sidelines. Carlo knows how to keep the momentum going, how to keep the flow going.”
"It is good that these games are on and it is good that we have the next big, big match because that drives us, gets us out of bed early. Then it is a very natural process to be at our top-level again because you don’t need many words.”
"The situation is very clear. It does not change. We will need the next top-level performance to be able to win and this is what we are up for at Stamford Bridge."