Team manager Thomas Tuchel sees his Chelsea FC a bit behind compared to the absolute national and international top clubs despite the semi-finals in the Champions League. “For me, two clubs in Europe are the benchmark – Bayern Munich and Manchester City,” said the 48-year-old at the press conference on Friday.
Tuchel referred above all to the large deficit in the Premier League. “We have to understand that there is still a gap between us and Manchester City,” said Tuchel, whose team is 20 points behind the leaders: “If you look at the current table and those of the past few years, you have to accept that . But it is important that we accept this without making ourselves too small. “
The former Mainz and Dortmund coach, who had succeeded Frank Lampard with the Blues in the winter, promised to attack ManCity: “We will chase them from the first day of the new season and try to catch up.”
Last year, Tuchel had reached the final of the Champions League with Paris St. Germain and lost 1-0 to Bayern. Nevertheless, he had to leave in the course of the following season. His former Paris club meets ManCity in the premier class semi-finals after a successful revenge against Bayern, while Tuchel’s Chelsea take on Real Madrid.