Thomas Tuchel’s brutal disqualification of Chelsea’s Ballon d’Or candidate sums up basic principles


Five Chelsea players have been nominated by the Ballon d’Or. However, Thomas Tuchel apparently doesn’t care that much about the individual award due his footballing principles.

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Thomas Tuchel’s brutal disqualification of Chelsea’s five Ballon d’Or contenders sums his footballing principles.

Captain Cesar Azpilicueta and N’Golo Kane, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Romelu Lukaku, and Jorginho have been all nominated to the coveted award. Their manager clearly doesn’t care for them, despite their being “super happy”They are your best friends.

It’s not surprising that this is the case. Tuchel’s philosophy is one that focuses on teamwork and not on individual talent. This was something he learned while dealing with stars like Kylian Mabappe at Paris Saint-Germain.

The German coach was asked by the Blues’ Brentford trip leader about his players being nominated for the Ballon d’Or. He expressed his feelings clearly.

“Do you believe me if I tell you that I don’t even know who it is on the list?”He replied, before describing what made Chelsea Champions League champions last season.

“I’m not into these single, individual awards. I believe this is a team effort. I believe what we did last season, for these players on the list, was a team effort.

“We were not just single players. We were a team and a bunch of friends. It felt like it,” Tuchel affirmed.

“We were a strong team and the men were strong in every match.

“That gave us the possibility to reach a big final and win it, and this gives us the possibility to have players on this list of 30 incredible names.”

Tuchel said that he is focusing on the future and not on the past, even though he hopes that one of his Blues can win the award. Jorginho is currently the most likely candidate.

“I’m super happy when there are five names for us, it shows it is valued and that the guys did a good job and are in the spotlight,”The explanation was given by the 48-year-old.

“I hope one of our players gets it, it will increase the confidence and everything you need to become a good player.

“I don’t know the names of five people on the list, and I won’t judge anyone over another.

“They have done an incredible job last season. It is about last season. Since many weeks, I am into the future and into the present.”

Tuchel also added: “We have to forget all this and don’t put it too high what happened last season and all these awards.

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Edouard Mendy (goalie) is the only man who has not been nominated. He was integral to his side’s European victory during his first season at Stamford Bridge.

Sadio, Sadio’s Senegalese compatriot described Mendy’s exclusion as “a decision made to avoid it.” “unacceptable.”

“It’s unacceptable, I don’t understand,”Liverpool’s Mane stated in an interview with Onze MondialVia Marca.

“Edou is a very positive person, we talked about it together and he will continue to fight to be part of it. For me, he has a place among these 30 players.”

Mendy, who won the Champions League award for best goalkeeper last season, was open to the idea.

“Honestly, I’m already very proud to represent my country and be among the 10 best goalkeepers in the world,”The 29-year-old stopper made a humble observation.

“I have a lot of ambition, but this is already a good step. There will always be debates, but it is down to the freedom of the votes of the journalists and they must be respected.”