Tuchel on Alonso’s profile and why young duo didn’t go on loan

Another player whose profile Tuchel likes the look of is Marcos Alonso, who started for the first time since September in our weekend win against Burnley and even got himself on the scoresheet from left wing-back, a role he enjoyed during our most recent 2016/17 Premier League title success.

Tuchel never doubted the Spaniard’s ability to step up and make a difference, citing his different attributes to fellow left-backs Ben Chilwell and Emerson Palmieri as particularly useful for him when picking a team.

‘It was very important that he could step up like this,’ continued Tuchel. ‘I had the feeling he was still mentally strong, that the position suits him very well and he is experienced enough to do it.

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