Former Bundesliga star reveals why Tuchel is strict on the Chelsea players

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One thing Thomas Tuchel has tried to enforce in the Chelsea side since his appointment as the Blues boss is disclipine.

The German tactician has tried to ensure that discipline is imbibed in the team, and no player has a shirt for certainty.

Tuchel took it to a new level when he subbed off a substitute, as he took off Callum Hudson-Odoi 30 minutes after bringing him on for the second-half against Southampton.

Former Tottenham star Dimitar Berbatov, who spent five years in the German Bundesliga has now revealed that it’s normal for Germans to be disciplined.

“Tuchel has been putting his own stamp on this Chelsea side, and you can see it with his team selections and the changes he makes,” Berbatov told Betfair.

“You sympathise with Callum Hudson-Odoi and the situation he was in, because it is not a pleasant experience for any player to go through something like this.

“I have played in Germany where they are strict and disciplined. I’m sure he didn’t try to humiliate Callum – it was purely based on the player’s attitude and if that attitude was not beneficial for the team then he is going to change it.

“Callum played from the beginning and performed well against Atletico Madrid, so he’s take on board the message to the team that Tuchel demands 100% from his players.”

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