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Mateo Kovacic seems to be enjoying his game under Thomas Tuchel, and the Croatia international has improved massively under the guidance of the new boss.
Tuchel seems to also trust Kovacic, and has praised him for giving his all whenever he is called upon.
Tuchel has revealed his love for Kovacic and also revealed how energetic and hyperactive the midfielder is, to the extent that he tries to calm him down in training.
“I love him, it’s very easy, I love him,” Tuchel told Chelsea TV.
“You can wake the guy up at 3am and he would be at Cobham [Chelsea’s training ground] at 3.15am and ready to give everything, ready to listen and ready to play with full energy.
“You need to calm the guy down in training, [make sure] that he’s not doing too much.
“He’s super reliable, totally open, yeah, it’s a pleasure to have him.”