Mourinho speaks about Tuchel’s playing style

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has given his backing for Thomas Tuchel to succeed at Chelsea.

Mourinho believes that the new Blues boss will bring his own ideas that are slightly different from what Frank Lampard employed at Chelsea. However, he thinks Chelsea did very well in the Champions League under Lampard.

“Immediately a coach arrives in a club and tries to give a bit of a different fingerprint,” Mourinho said.

“Every coach has different ideas. Dramatic changes probably don’t work because the players are not ready for it.

“But small changes can make a positive impact.

“From what I read what happened was that Chelsea go away from where they create a lot in the past years.

“Antonio Conte was playing like this for two years. Frank played many times following in this direction. So the players they know how to play in the way they are playing.

“And then there is the qualities of the players and they have lots of players with qualities, but being with a very pragmatic objective, Chelsea were a very good team with Frank.

“You can tell me they had bad results here and there. The results in Champions League were amazing. But they had a very good team with Frank and they have a very good team with Tuchel.”

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