Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea’s point at Liverpool shows they have what it takes to compete for the title

‘We have the courage to conquer EVERYTHING’: Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea’s point at Liverpool shows they have what it takes to compete for the Premier League title…

  • Chelsea drew 1-1 with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday in the Premier League
  • The Blues have taken seven points out of a possible nine so far this season
  • However, Thomas Tuchel insisted his side already has areas to improve
  • The German complained that he no longer had five bills at his disposal

Thomas Tuchel believes Chelsea’s heroic point at Liverpool – after arguably the ‘toughest question you can get in world football’ – proved they have the spirit to compete for the title.

But the German warned his side that they need to improve if they want to keep up the trail. “We have a long, long season to play and in the Premier League you can only play if you are a reliable team, if you are a strong group, if you have the spirit to overcome difficulties and obstacles,” said Tuchel.

“Experiences like this, it says we have what it takes right now. We have the mind. It says we have to take care of it and we are in a good way – nothing more.’

Thomas Tuchel believes Chelsea showed the champions against Liverpool

Thomas Tuchel believes Chelsea showed the champions against Liverpool

Tuchel was proud of his players for staying strong after falling to 10 men at Anfield

Tuchel was proud of his players for staying strong after falling to 10 men at Anfield

Tuchel was proud of his players for staying strong after falling to 10 men at Anfield

This draw means Chelsea have taken seven points out of a possible nine. “We are happy with the result, happy with the way we played the three games.

‘We have things to improve, but the most important factor in the last six months has been the atmosphere, the spirit. That we played as brothers, we could rely on each other,” said Tuchel.

“That was the case in the first three games. Today was proof that we also deserved a bit of luck to overcome difficult situations.’

Tuchel had to make two substitutions during halftime after James’ red card and an injury to midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Tuchel had to make two substitutions during halftime, one due to an injury to midfielder N'Golo Kanté

Tuchel had to make two substitutions during halftime, one due to an injury to midfielder N'Golo Kanté

Tuchel had to make two substitutions during halftime, one due to an injury to midfielder N’Golo Kanté

He complained that he no longer had five substitutions, claiming: “It’s a huge, huge disadvantage in European competition for any English team.

“We play in the toughest league in the world.

“I sometimes don’t understand the arguments of the small teams that this is a huge disadvantage, because I was also a coach of a small team for a long time and I would have loved it.”

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