“A huge step in the right direction for him” – Tuchel hails Chelsea player for his performance against Southampton

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has hailed Saul Niguez for his performance in the Carabao Cup victory over Southampton on Tuesday night.

It was only the fourth appearance for Saul at Chelsea, and the first one in which he played all 90 minutes.

“Was a good match, a huge step in the right direction for him. I am happy,” Thomas Tuchel said about Saul’s performance against Southampton.

“We thought maybe he would be struggling with the intensity at the 70th minute but he got better and better, had chances and shots.

“We thought let’s keep him and give him the minutes. It was a good step for him.”

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