James: Tuchel is very funny and passionate because he wants to win

Mon 08 March 2021 | 10:59

The England international is having a great time under the reign of the “passionate” German, despite fighting for game time at Chelsea.

Reece James

revealed his work under

Thomas Tuchel

at Stamford Bridge and described him as a “very funny and passionate” coach.


have not been defeated since Tuchel took the charge, having had a prolific run of 10 games since the dismissal of Frank Lampard.

Tuchel is a demanding coach with high standards, but he also has a lighter side that persuades everyone to be their best on the pitch.

James told of Tuchel:

“He is very funny and very passionate because he wants to win.

“He wants the best for his players and his team, and that shows when he’s on the sideline kicking and heading every ball. Everyone gets on well and it’s a great group.”

The England international has had a lot of game time this season as he impressed Tuchel the way he did Lampard. The 21-year-old has featured in five games with two of them being from the starting lineup.

He added on the fierce competition for places: “

When you play for a top team, you cannot always play and you know you might find yourself in a period where you don’t play as much.

“You have to just keep working hard and you never know when your chance will come. I have to keep working and be ready. The manager always has his reasons on why he thinks that person should play. He is the manager and he makes the decisions so I have to respect them.”

Chelsea are aiming for major trophies this season as the top four

Premier League

clubs are in the FA Cup’s quarter-final and Champions League Round of 16.

James added: “

We have to win trophies this season.

“There are not many games left to play so we need to keep working and keep on pushing game by game because the aim is always to win trophies.”

source: SportMob