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Tuchel demands maximum focus in Champions league push

Tuchel insists on total focus

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After taking seven points in three matches so far, Chelsea new boss Thomas Tuchel has charged his side to maintain maximum concentration in the push for Champions league.

The Blues have brought themselves back into the mix for Champions League qualification after taking seven points from Tuchel’s first three games in charge.

A 1-0 win at Tottenham on Thursday saw them move four points off fourth-placed Leicester ahead of Sunday’s trip to Sheffield United.

But Tuchel is not concerned about his side’s current position in the table.

‘I cannot care less because I cannot influence other results and I cannot influence what the other teams do,’ he said. ‘I know there are too many teams between us and the Champions League places.

‘It is maybe boring, and I can understand, but I simply know no other approach than to take it step by step. The most important thing is that we don’t lose the focus and we care about the guys who were not on the pitch against Tottenham and get a lot of attention, so we have to take care of them and to take care of our quality and atmosphere in the dressing room.

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‘I look match to match or we lose the focus. Once you bring your head up and look more than one game, you lose your focus,’ he said.

‘I don’t know any other approach, maybe other coaches do – for me it’s not possible and of course not possible if we step up in the middle of the season. We take this step by step. Chelsea will face Sheffield United on Sunday.



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