Thomas Tuchel says that Chelsea are already reminding him of Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea’s first game of their new era ended as a stalemate with Wolves holding out Tuchel’s new side.
But despite drawing blanks up front, Tuchel insists that being at Stamford Bridge is already reminding himself of his Dortmund days.
The German had Christian Pulisic with him at Dortmund, where he played free-flowing attacking football.
It might not have come to fruition against Wolves, but there was enough that he saw to be happy.
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“I enjoyed it a lot because I was very happy with the intensity, the attitude, energy and quality of my team, Tuchel told BBC Match of the Day at full-time.
“We were well organised, had a lot of ball recoveries in the last third, never lacked intensity.
“We stepped up minute after minute in the second half. I was very happy performance wise, unfortunately we couldn’t score, if we take care of our performance like this the results will come.
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Tuchel shot to worldwide prominence during his time as Dortmund manager
“It reminded me a bit of our games in Dortmund, we had a very good training session yesterday, 21 guys who were totally awake, to try to do what we are doing – tactically, structure, where to accelerate the game, how to defend.
“I didn’t expect it to be on this level from one training and two meetings. It gives me a good feeling for the future.
“It was today totally unfair because I had no explanation for anybody on the side why they didn’t play. Every day will help.”