Meanwhile, Brighton have slipped to midtable in the Premier League after a run of 11 games without a win, before their Boxing Day victory over Brentford got them back on track. Tuchel, however, believes the Seagulls have deserved more from their recent run and has nothing but praise for the project on the South Coast.
‘I like them a lot,’ Tuchel said of Brighton. ‘I think it’s a great club.
‘They have a great coach and it’s a great approach they have to how they play the game. It is clear when you switch on the TV or when you watch them you clearly see an idea of how they want to play. It’s very, very demanding to play against them.