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New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he is well aware of the FA Cup, right from when he was a kid in Germany.
Chelsea will be away to Barnsley at the Oakland Stadium on Thursday night, in what will be Tuchel’s first FA Cup action.
The German gaffer has admitted that he’d be glad to lift the FA Cup with Chelsea, but will rather take it one step after another.
Tuchel said: “This would be absolutely huge,’ he said about the prospect of lifting the trophy.
“The FA Cup is one of the most prestigious cups in the world, is played in Wembley. Even if you’re a little boy in Germany with no internet at that time and no sports channels where you can watch every game like nowadays, for sure you know the word Wembley and the words FA Cup.
“You know that it is a big game to play and a big goal to achieve, but my approach is always that tomorrow is the most important game of this cup campaign, because tomorrow is a decisive match and is an elimination match and we all know very well that we can expect anything in the game of football.
“So we have to go step by step, but for sure we do everything to prepare to win this game and then to go one round ahead. When we play any competition we play to win it, so every round in any cup competition is the most important round because it is an elimination game and we have to be totally focused and totally on point tomorrow when the match starts to finish with a win.”