Tuchel: We don’t need a miracle to beat Manchester City

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is feeling confident ahead of facing Manchester City this weekend at Stamford Bridge.

After gaining three victories last season under Tuchel, including a Champions League win, Tuchel is feeling upbeat ahead of facing Pep Guardiola’s side, compared to last season when he felt he needed to close the gap on City.

Tuchel now believes he has built the Chelsea squad to a high level where they can match the best teams in the world. And it’s a nice confidence to have, after all, Chelsea are champions of Europe.

“We have the positive experiences, and we know how tough it feels at half-time in the dressing room,” Tuchel said.

“You have to work hard for it and earn it. You need momentum and a bit of luck.

“At this level we have the belief we can do it. We know what it takes to have the possibility to win. I have the feeling it does not take a miracle to win against Manchester City, but it’s absolutely necessary we bring the best performance.

“It’s one of the biggest tests in European football and we feel ready for it.”

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