Thomas Tuchel reveals how Saul Niguez reacted to being substituted at half-time against Aston Villa

Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez had a debut to forget for the Blues, as he was deservedly hooked off at half-time after struggling in our 3-0 victory over Aston Villa last Saturday.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed how Saul reacted to his tough debut.

Tuchel said on Friday ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur: “We have guys who experienced the same difficult start as him.

“This team is a very supportive team so everybody shared their experiences also from their first matches in the Premier League. When I was on the sideline for my first match, it was at another level.

“We don’t doubt his quality and his ability to adapt. It takes maybe a bit of time to get it off his shoulders but he is at an age where he does not worry too much. He’s self-confident.

“Everybody in the dressing room, everybody in the club knows him very well because we played against him many times.

“The best way to react is what he did, he trains good and he trains with intensity and this will prepare him for the next time he is on the pitch for us.”

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