Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has come out publicly putting end to all the Erling Haaland rumors by saying that it is not the time to be thinking about new players. The London side has been linked with arguably the best striker in Europe currently but the manager does not seem to be too interested. Tuchel claims that he already has a talented squad of players and he will try to make the most of them till the end of the season. Talks of new players can be entertained during the upcoming summer transfer window.
The Blues have strived under the guidance of the German boss and they are yet to lose a game under his reign however, if one looks at the games closely, a major flaw can be noticed immediately. While it is true that the Blues have become a much stronger side defensively with the three center-back formation, the attack is yet to deliver. Chelsea are not being able to win games convincingly enough, the team has only scored 13 goals in 12 games so far and strikers like Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner have only managed to score one goal each.
Chelsea manager dismisses rumors surrounding Haaland.
These stats made the rumors linking Chelsea to Haaland even stronger as many believed that Werner was not being able to do his job properly. Haaland has proven to be a world-class striker and the London side are one of the few teams in the world who can actually afford him. However, Tuchel has made it clear that he trusts in his own players and will not be bothered by rumors. He told reporters,
It is not time to reflect for the summer and other solutions, other than what we have. We have guys that we are happy with and are looking for more solutions; we will try to help them. ”
“We are still waiting for a breakthrough for the guys to be on a run to score consistently, it is not the case. We will never stop pushing and looking for solutions to create even more clear chances for them. That’s the way it is.” – Source: Goal
The German coach has managed to make a solid defensive unit and the team has conceded only twice under him. However, until and unless Chelsea can start scoring goals regularly, the team will not be able to compete with teams like Manchester City and Manchester United. Tuchel understands this and we will see how he changes the team around next season. This season, the club still have the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League to play for.
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