How Palmeiras Forced Me To Change My Tactics -Tuchel

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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.

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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.

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“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