‘It’s about all the spaces where we want to attack from. We have players in all the spaces where we want to be dangerous so if there is a winger pinned wide or waiting wide, Reece is absolutely allowed to take the space. We need the wing-backs to arrive also in the box in the end of our attacks.’
On being asked to compare James’ finishing with that of the strikers, Tuchel joked about maybe trying his forwards as wing-backs, but went on to explain:
‘It’s a complex game and I think that maybe Reece cannot score if Callum does not do the dribbling, and maybe Callum cannot do the dribbling if Chilly is not opening the space.
‘We were dangerous on the first post with Kai, in the middle with Ross and then on the second post with Ruben. Then it’s possible to score beyond the far post. So that’s why sometimes our strikers are sacrificing themselves to create chances and spaces for the others.’