Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been said he is a very hard person to work with according to his former player Beck who also revealed he is one of the best in the game and more is yet to come.
Chelsea play the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid tonight with one of Tuchel’s former charges has come out to reveal some interesting reason what working with the German feels like.
Thomas Tuchel has already had a massive impact at Chelsea since taking over, as they are yet to lose a game which has seen them gone unbeaten with just four draws which the last one came against Leeds United.
The Blues were sitting on the 10th position when the German took over from Frank Lampard who was slowing sinking the team down to deep poor run of form until the owner called it quit with the club legend.
However, Chelsea now sit fourth thanks to a 10-game unbeaten run in the league that has everyone connected with the club singing the praises of their new manager who has shown lots of class and good work.
Beck who played under Tuchel at youth level and never had any doubt that his compatriot had the requisite quality and character to make it at the very highest level after doing so with PSG and now Chelsea.
See What Beck Had To Say About Thomas Tuchel
“When I arrived at Stuttgart, Thomas was the coach at Under-13 level,” Beck tells Goal. “Then, when we became Under-19s champions, he was the assistant coach. By then, it was like an older brother relationship, even though he was 10 years older than me.
“After that, I became a professional player at Stuttgart and Hoffenheim, while he was coaching Mainz and then Dortmund. We face one another so many times.
“Even now, we sometimes text each other. I love how he developed his career. He is one of the best. He is a special character with a unique energy. He was focused on being a world-class coach and he became exactly that.
“He is now managing some of the biggest teams in the world and yet I still have the feeling he has only just started his career, and that he still has everything ahead of him.
He Also Went On Saying Much More
“I really admire his brain. Thomas was one of the best coaches I had. He teaches players how to play, tactically and technically. Then, there’s his psychological coaching, which is very demanding. He asks you to give everything.
“Some coaches say: ‘Go and enjoy yourself’ but Thomas says: ‘Enjoy yourself but by giving everything’. This is the mentality needed to make champions and win titles.
This was the mentality I took with me when I won my titles in Stuttgart and Besiktas. It is the same mentality as teams like Bayern Munich.
“Yes, you have fun and enjoy it, but Tuchel is about going for it, fighting for it until you are exhausted and asking you to enjoy that process.
Thomas even asked that of the kids, and he asked for it every single day: ‘Okay, go and do your simple passing exercises but always approach it like it is the last pass of your career.