Chelsea defender Reece James has come out to shade some lights to how life has been working under new manager Thomas Tuchel who he also described as funny and passionate about his job.
Since the German took over from Frank Lampard, the Blues are yet to lose any game which they have gone 10 games unbeaten with 3 draws and 7 wins which include the 1-0 victory against Atletico Madrid.
Recce James is enjoying working under the “passionate” German, even though he faces fierce competition for places at Stamford Bridge which have seen him seat out some matches on the bench more than he did during Lampard era.
Thomas Tuchel has wasted little time in getting his message across to all his players, with high standards being set with the team, but there is a lighter side to the 47-year-old that is helping to keep everybody on same page off the pitch.
What Reece James Had To Say About Thomas Tuchel
Reece James told Chelsea’s official website of Thomas Tuchel: “He is very funny and very passionate because he wants to win.
“He wants the best for his players and his team, and that shows when he’s on the sideline kicking and heading every ball. Everyone gets on well and it’s a great group.”
The defender hasn’t been a regular for the new manager with him only getting to make five appearances which two of them he started the game, and he totally enjoy time playing for him.
He accepts that competition for places is fierce, adding: “When you play for a top team, you cannot always play and you know you might find yourself in a period where you don’t play as much.
“You have to just keep working hard and you never know when your chance will come. I have to keep working and be ready. The manager always has his reasons on why he thinks that person should play.
He is the manager and he makes the decisions so I have to respect them – he has said of targets from this point, with a home date against Everton next on the agenda: “We have to win trophies this season.
“There are not many games left to play so we need to keep working and keep on pushing game by game because the aim is always to win trophies.”
Chelsea will be going up against Everton later today in a bid to narrow down the point between them and third placed Leicester City who has been on a good form coming from behind to win their last game.