Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel does not want to brag about making the Champions League final, despite the fact that his former club Paris Saint-Germain have been eliminated from the competition.
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, rather than a reunion with his former club.
If he had not been so ruthlessly sacked by the French giants in December, perhaps PSG would be on their way to a second successive final.
However, the German coach does not feel like he has had revenge over PSG and says he is happy to have gone so far.
"No, I don't have these feelings in me. It's of course very satisfying on a personal level to be there again, but not because of what happened in December,"
he told reporters
"I'm just absolutely grateful to arrive again in a Champions League final because it's absolutely huge. I'm grateful to have the chance to work in football in general and at this kind of level, and super grateful for the people around me who push me, give me confidence and trust, and to have the challenge now here in Chelsea feels so good from the first moment.
"To arrive with this club and team in Istanbul is a huge reward for me personally, but not in terms like I said of any revenge or extra satisfying that PSG are not there.
"I am there, I don't think in these terms, it's always a team effort we try hard like any team to have the biggest success. It feels absolutely right where we are right now, and that's what I am enjoying.
"So keep on going, I try to bring out the best in myself every day. We have two big finals now, and three big matches in the league."