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Thomas Tuchel admits Roman Abramovich selling Chelsea has not sunk in

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Tuchel declined to comment in depth on the matter
Tuchel declined to comment in depth on the matter / Michael Regan/GettyImages
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Thomas Tuchel has admitted that news of Roman Abramovich's intention selling Chelsea has not 'sunk in' yet.

Tuchel was speaking after the Blues booked their place in the FA Cup quarter finals by beating second-tier Luton Town 3-2.

A couple of hours before kick off, the club was turned upside down by the revelation that long-term owner Abramovich was putting Chelsea up for sale.

Reacting to the events after the match, Tuchel admitted he was still processing what it all means.

"It’s big news, a bit too early for me to speak. It did not sink in yet. It’s a massive change of course," he said.

"I’m not worried. I feel privileged and in a good place. I’m not a person who worries about things I can’t influence It’s big news and a big change but I am not scared of change. I’ll focus on what I can influence."

Tuchel added that Abramovich's future was not a topic of discussion for he and his staff in the dressing room, despite the news breaking so close to kick off.

"We [as a staff] did not talk about it. Maybe you need to ask the players. We did not talk about it. We accepted that they have internet connections, that they watch TV. So of course they knew. They get messages," he said.

"But still, we focused on the preparation only on sports and maybe some players are more affected and some less. In the end. we managed to focus and grow into the game. We found the key to winning it.

"I don't think I have to talk about it. I do not know as much as maybe you think. I'm not a CEO or a member of the board. I am very sure the club will speak to us and to the players and it's also necessary.

"I cannot clarify the situation. I am pretty sure a member of the board will talk to us and clarify the situation."


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