Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has declared that his troops are not yet playing at their best but remain competitive in the Premier League.
The Uefa Champions League title holders occupy second spot in the league – level on 10 points with leaders Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton.
“I didn’t expect us to be at our top level early in September, especially after this pre-season and Covid,” said Tuchel ahead of Chelsea’s match on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur.
“For me at the moment, it’s more important that we are competitive, we play relentless and have belief to overcome difficult minutes and periods within games. Competition is high. It’s a good thing that we are able to win.
“I’m not saying we’re not playing well, we can play better but we are tough to beat. A win helps with the atmosphere — keep calm and also be open to criticism. In the moment, I feel everybody is aware that we can do better.”
Tuchel added that it was “always a good time” to play Spurs and looked forward to the clash of the two teams’ strikers — Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku and Spurs’ Harry Kane.
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By FARPost Reporter