Tuchel finally reveals why he’s hard on this Chelsea player

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel often shows tough love on young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.

On the touchline, the German is often heard giving it hot to the 20-year-old and never gives him a chance to relax while playing.

One may wonder why it seems Hudson-Odoi is often getting it hard from the boss. Tuchel has now admitted that he’s pushing him hard so he can get out the best from him.

“He needs that,” said the Chelsea boss.

“These guys who are so full of quality hear sometimes a bit too often how good they are, but you need to prove it, to show it, and for the offensive guys it is easy – just read statistics and deliver assists and goals.

“This is what he does and what he needs to show. This is the highest level in England, this is the highest level in Europe so we are hopefully not unfair but we are tough on him, because it’s not enough with this talent just to be a part of the group.

“We are also very aware we are maybe a bit unfair and play him too often as a right wing-back where he cannot show his full potential. We are aware of that so it’s always a mix and at the moment, we think that we find a way to push him to the limits and this can change from week to week.”

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