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Thomas Tuchel responds to questions on Chelsea’s European Super League plans

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was unwilling to be too forthcoming when quizzed on the European Super League on Monday.

The Blues boss, speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Tuesday night’s Premier League showdown with Brighton, was asked for his thoughts on the announcement that has sent shockwaves across European football.

Chelsea were announced as one of the 12 founder members of The Super League on Sunday night, joining five other English sides: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.

Asked about the move, Tuchel said: “I know it since yesterday but I’m here to be in the hardest competition.

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“That’s what I love, to play the toughest competitions in Europe. That’s why I’m at Chelsea.

“I don’t get involved with all these subjects around us, I’m a bit sad all these subjects are around now.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, speaking on Monday
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, speaking on Monday

“I thought we could talk about Man City and Brighton game. That’s maybe not the case today.

“I want to play these club competitions, I trust the club to make the right decisions and it’s too early to judge everything and it’s not my part.

“On my badge from Chelsea it says I have to play my role.

“My role is to be coach, to be focused and we have an important game coming up tomorrow.”

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European Super League announcement fallout

Asked about his thoughts on what the club’s fans may be thinking thoughts: “I clearly don’t have the right to speak out for the fans. The fans are old enough to have their own opinions.

“Who am I to speak for the fans? “How can I sit here and judge the reaction of the supporters? I simply don’t know it.

“Let’s have some trust in our club. I have trust in our club. We’ll see.”

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