Tuchel on the importance of confidence against City and Thiago Silva’s future

‘It is important that we accept the difficulties, that we play through pain and play through fatigue. Then you need to take advantage if you feel the moment to escape the pressure. If you have in the moment the confidence to find the technical solution, you do it but you need to be very aware of all the solutions because if spaces open against Man City, they open up for only a blink of an eye.

‘We don’t need a miracle to compete with them but we need our best performance.’

Able to bring his best performance in our most recent Premier League game was Thiago Silva who earned rave reviews for his contribution to the big win at Tottenham. Tuchel discussed the possibility of the defender, who turned 37 on Wednesday, extending his time at Chelsea into a third season.

‘It’s on him. I cannot answer this question right now but hopefully he can continue to perform at this kind of level. That’s all it needs to stay here. It’s as easy and as clear as that.

‘We want top performances and when you play for Chelsea, you need to deliver, and this is what he’s doing.

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