Chelsea to play Real Madrid next. Read what Tuchel has to say

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has faced a lot of hurdles since his appointment in January, and not many saw the Blues getting one over Liverpool, Manchester City and Atletico Madrid.

Up next for Chelsea is a semi-final clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League, with the first leg away in Spain.

Tuchel’s Chelsea team passed another hurdle this weekend against West Ham as the Blues moved three points ahead of the Hammers.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has told his team to remain focused.

Tuchel said: “All the performances are a new benchmark for us. If we do it now, we want to do it on Tuesday again, and if we do it on Tuesday, we want to do it on Saturday again.

“This is how we approach our team, and this is how you approach high-level sports. You cannot be distracted by visions that are too far away.

“I’m very happy with the consistency of our quality and the level we can deliver every three days. It is always a team effort. This is what we demand for Tuesday.

“Full focus and reach your own highest level and play on that level. This will not change.”

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