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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is in awe of Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta, and has hailed him as a reliable player.
Chelsea have been blessed with extraordinary captains over the years, and Azpilicueta has placed himself in the shoes of legends since he took the captain armband.
The 31-year-old player has been a disciplined and committed player since joining the club in 2012, and his recent performances under Thomas Tuchel has been nothing short of excellent.
Speaking ahead of facing Manchester City this weekend, Tuchel has lauded his captain with special praise.
“He is a huge factor and a key player for me in this club. He is for me expresses everything what I think is typical for Chelsea,” said Tuchel.
“He is a fighter, a team player. He does not accept limits, he is always available. He is top, top, top professional and at the same time a very nice guy.
“He is a very deep, absolute team player and a guy who loves sport and does everything to play at this level. He is very self-aware and it’s a pure pleasure to have him in the group.
“It was like this from the first moment. We had a strong connection from the first moment I met a very honest open young man and he was so super reliable on the pitch and leaves his heart out there every time he steps on the pitch.
“He’s a true leader on his personal way. He plays all the time because he deserves to play all the time and is a key factor with his mentality and mindset and his ambition.”