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Tuchel: Players deserve credit for big club victories

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has dismissed his recent success over big-name rivals.

Tuchel’s triumph over Pep Guardiola on Saturday helped Chelsea book a place in the FA Cup final for the fourth time in five seasons and it also continued an impressive record against elite coaching contemporaries for the Bavarian.

In almost three months in charge at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel has now overseen victories over Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone without even conceding a single goal.

“I never see it like me battling against coaches,” he explained. “I am responsible for a huge club in the toughest league in Europe and I am here to have these kind of competitions.

“Once you have on the other sideline the most influential, successful and charismatic coaches out there in Europe, you know that the challenge is on and that’s why I’m here. That’s what excites me a lot and brings me out of bed early.

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“I know very well that if you want to have results like we had then you need also a bit of luck and the momentum. I demand from myself that we do not get carried away by this and think that I beat someone.

“I did not play tennis or chess against them. In the end, I lead my team and the credit goes to the players. When you arrive with a team that is able to perform and create results against other strong clubs then you’re a happy coach and this is what it is.”

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