How Palmeiras Forced Me To Change My Tactics -Tuchel


Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he had change tactics during their Club World Cup triumph against Palmeiras.

He watched his side taken to extra-time when a Palmeiras penalty levelled up a Romelu Lukaku headed goal, but was spared the stress of a shoot-out to decide the contest when Kai Havertz made no mistake from the spot, with three minutes of the additional period left on the clock.


It was not lost on the boss that it was the second time a Havertz goal had decided a big final in Chelsea’s favour.

“It was not easy to shoot that penalty,” praised Tuchel.


“I’m happy that Kai stepped up and took it the way he took it. This can only be good for his development.

“Palmeiras were a typical South American team, very good individually,’ our head coach continued as he analysed the game as a whole.

“They had solidarity and discipline and sacrifice against the ball. They can defend, they can suffer and with everything together, we knew it can be difficult to create…

Source: Complete Sports