Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has praised the Chelsea Academy for producing top talents for the club.
Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website: “This is what I absolutely love about football in general and about my work.
“The Academy has outstanding quality, it has managed for so many years to be on the highest level.
“When you see the guys performing on our level it’s amazing to see, because I truly believe that if you constantly have young guys coming in and making it, it creates a bond with the supporters that you cannot buy, that these players care about the club in a different way than guys from outside.”
The boss continued: “It’s very nice for me also to see these pictures of when they were young and hear that this is their dream come true, but it’s super hard to make your way through the Academy and into top-level football at a club like Chelsea because the level is so high.
“That’s why the praise goes out to the Academy and everyone who works there. It’s fantastic and so nice to have.”