Tuchel still believes in Saul

Mon 10 January 2022 | 18:57

Chelsea’s manager has answered the questions and concerns about Saul’s future at the club.

Saul Niguez

has been struggling to return to his form since joining


, and there have been a lot of speculations about his future at

Stamford Bridge

, and reports are suggesting that the player would be sent back to

Atletico Madrid

despite the £30 million ($41m) buy-option in his loan contract.

The Blues’ boss

Thomas Tuchel

doesn’t agree with the suggestions that he is hearing about Saul’s future in the Premier League, insisting that he can become an important player in the Blues’ squad, although he has played only 13 games for the club and seven of them have been as a starter.

"I think he will be an important player for us and I hope so as well,"

Tuchel told Chelsea's

official website


"The game against Tottenham was a huge step forward for Saul and he showed what he can do with his abilities.

"Against Chesterfield, he was part of a strong squad. Okay, it was against a fifth division side so there was no need for us to be overrun in midfield but he still did well with his performance.”

The German head coach thinks that the most important thing that Saul needs is more confidence, and this is happening while he is a great player in many other aspects.

"I see more confidence in him with each game, he is in good shape and his adaptation to the way we play has gone further from before.

"You can see this in his game now. He is more open, he understands the language better now and these are all important things to consider when talking about Saul and how much he has improved recently.

"He is having much more impact on games than he was doing at the beginning of the season and this is very important because I’m convinced we will need every player to compete in every competition from now until the end of the season, especially at the moment where we are playing every three days."

source: SportMob

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