Tuchel gives his Ballon d’Or take as he names three Chelsea players that make things easy for him

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is pleased with the quality of players he has in his midfield, and the Blues boss has sang the praises of his midfield trio of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho.

The trio played a key role in helping Chelsea win the Champions League last season and were also impressive for their respective nations in the Euro 2020 tournament.

Tuchel has admitted that he’s pleased his players are mentioned in the Ballon d’Or candidates and also hailed the three midfielders for making his work easy.

“Absolutely,” the Blues boss replied the official Chelsea website over Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic following their spotlight, in particular Jorginho who has been linked with a possible Ballon d’Or nomination, “and it’s good that they talk about our players first of all, and that it shifts a little bit and the guys like Jorgi and like N’Golo Kante are in the spotlight, because they are so, so useful and so, so helpful for any team in the world. And we are so lucky to have them.

“Mateo Kovacic is another of that kind, he has the same mentality, the same ability, so we are absolutely happy to have these three midfielders. They’re such a big help to any team in the world. Their approach to football is they’re true team players. They are true helpers. They make things easy for the others, they don’t hide from a lot of work, putting in a lot of effort for others.

“This is a fantastic message to football in general, that these guys come to the spotlight. They’re famous for teamwork. This is good, it sends the right message.”

N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic have now reported back for pre-season duty after enjoying a short break following their involvement in Euro 2020.

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