Tuchel explains why he can’t be harsh to his players

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Managers have different approach to handling things in the dressing room. Some managers leave it hot, some cold and some give the famous hairdryer treatment. Knowing how to man-manage players is a very important skill in modern football.

For Thomas Tuchel, he doesn’t see the need to be harsh or strict with his players. According to the new boss, there’s is no need to be strict with them.

Tuchel didn’t like the football on display against Barnsley as Chelsea narrowly escaped with a victory, but he admitted that rather than being harsh towards his players, his best approach is to be honest in his analysis of the game. He’d rather tell them what they did wrong than be harsh with them.

Tuchel explains: “You do not need to be harsh, do not need to be too strict, but need to be clear there are things that we can do much better than we did in Barnsley yesterday.

“So we will tell them the truth and we will allow ourselves to be honest if we don’t like the performance. If we can do things better we will show them no matter what the result is. The other way around, if we have a top game and not win we will allow ourselves to show the good picture.

“There are things to do better. We will focus on the details because in general I don’t want to be too harsh and I still stick to that plan because we had difficult circumstances. So we will focus on details and we will help them to understand what we can do better and then we will prepare for the next match against Newcastle, which will be a hard challenge.”

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