Chalobah explains why he didn’t believe Tuchel

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Trevoh Chalobah is having the time of his life as he scored on his Premier League debut for his boyhood club, featured in the UEFA Super Cup and is now part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans for the 2021-22 season.

The 22-year-old had spent the last three seasons on loan at Ipswich, Huddersfield and Lorient, and he was expecting another loan move again this summer.

Chalobah has revealed that he didn’t really believe it when he was told at first by Thomas Tuchel that he’d be a part of the team this season.

The former academy star has now revealed when he was eventually hit by the reality of it all.

“I spoke to the manager between the Palace and Arsenal games and he told me he wanted me to stay, so I moved over to the first-team building that week,” he told Chelsea FC.

“Before that I was changing over at the Academy, but now I’ve fully moved over. It was a nice feeling when the manager told me. He spoke to me after training and told me how well I’d done, that I’d taken my chance in pre-season and in the games. He said he thinks I can be a good asset to the team and learn from the other players and support them.

“Even until the day he told me I didn’t really believe it would happen. Even after the Super Cup I thought he’d probably want me to go on loan. After the Palace game it was a bit half-and-half, but until he pulled me into the office and gave me the news I couldn’t really believe it.”

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