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Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel refutes Mauricio Pochettno’s ‘defensive’ claim – ‘I’m not listening’

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has played down suggestions that his side are just a counterattack.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino recently called the European champions “defensive” preferring to play “in transition and on the clock” despite having already scored 49 goals in 23 in all competitions until now.

In a Premier League context, they have an average of 58% possession and that rises to 67.9% in the Champions League, although group stages are largely irrelevant once the tournament has moved on.

“I don’t really listen to what people say about us, I feel in my team and in my staff with what we feel comfortable with,” he said.

“I felt from day one very courageous in our approach to defense. We instantly have a lot of ball possession, always.

“So we try to create chances and be dangerous.

“Then came a new season and we tried to recreate it because the group is a bit new. “


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