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"It is Not The Time For Celebrations," Thomas Tuchel Warns Chelsea Players

After a comfortable win against Leicester city on Tuesday night, Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel had a few points to stress on, before their last match with Aston Villa this season. 

In an interview with Sky Sports, the manager said, "It’s a big step, but it’s only a step. It’s not done yet, we have to push it over the line on Sunday. It was a huge team effort, full of intensity, hunger and ambition.

We played with a lot of quality for what was in my opinion a very deserved win. But it’s not the time for celebrations, it’s not the time for praise, it’s not the time for thinking it’s more than three points.

It’s actually only three points and there’s another three to get on Sunday and we have to be prepared and aware to finish the job."

When asked on his opinion about his first time experience with fans at Stamford Bridge, the manager said, "This is a completely different match, football with and without spectators.

You simply can’t compare. It was amazing and exactly what we want, everybody who comes to the stadium to be happy and feel this energy from this team because this is what this team can always deliver.

I strongly believe that as a supporter of any club you come to the stadium for energy. You don’t come only for fancy moves and goals and outstanding individual performances.

You come for the energy and it needs to be easy to support us. You need to bring the spectators to their feet and excite them. This team is doing that. They have the hunger, the ambition.

Sometimes we struggle with decisions, sometimes we don’t reward ourselves, but this team is always on the edge in terms of work rate and what they give.

This is very important and I think it makes the supporters happy, and for that they push us and it was a huge boost."

The manager was not hesitant in appreciating Rudiger and Werner's contribution. He said, "Timo put in a very good performance and he was involved in everything, but it is his job to be involved in everything.

He needs to be involved in everything again on Sunday now. There is no time for extra praise, now the time is to enjoy the free day and then be ready to work and be ready for Aston Villa, nothing else.

For Toni I’m absolutely happy that he scored for us. He was again very good, very reliable, but I feel a bit uncomfortable today to praise single players because now it’s important to stay really strong as a group and to come together as a group.

We absolutely need to refocus on Sunday. This is not the time for celebration."

Here is a video link of the post - match interview between Tuchel and Sky Sports.

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