Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game against Southampton at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed what he expects from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton team.
Tuchel said: “Well we meet each other now regularly, because we played against each other in B and now here.
“We meet of course in coaches meetings but it’s also a lot over the years, he’s very friendly and we met once in Paris for some days.
“So he’s a very nice guy, humble, entertaining and funny. The teams he has trained have always had the same philosophy. High intensity, very aggressive, high pressing and ball recoveries, and on a very high level.
“They have a very fast, aggressive team. They’ve had good results against both Manchester teams, so this is what we are expecting, good coach, good team, a nice guy, but that does not count for 90 minutes.”