Thomas Tuchel perception in Hudson Odoi pays dividends towards Atletico
To say Thomas Tuchel did a good job at Chelsea is a complete understatement at this point. The German coach has completely changed the mindset of every Chelsea fan and deserves full credit for it.
Defeated the blues Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 first leg in the Champions League in Bucharest. A difficult game situation and Thomas Tuchel’s experience in the knockout phase are an advantage for Chelsea.
Olivier Giroud scored what turned out to be the difference between the two teams. A one-goal away advantage will be immense for Chelsea when they welcome Diego Simeone’s men back to Stamford Bridge.
Throughout the game, Chelsea appeared to be in full control of the game. Atletico Madrid, who are currently leaders in the league, could hardly penetrate the Chelsea defense, which was excellently staffed by Rüdiger and Christensen.
With Luis Suarez and Joao Felix it could have been very difficult for the Blues, but they could easily evade them. Atletico Madrid’s forward line was so poor and unstructured that it did not shoot any shots on goal.
Now all that is left for Chelsea is to make sure the second leg ends. Make no mistake that this Atletico Madrid side is dangerous and has immense potential in their ranks. It’s still a small advantage for Chelsea and anything can happen.
Thomas Tuchel trusts Callum Hudson Odoi after a horror show against Southampton FC
While Chelsea Premier League Game against SouthamptonCallum Hudson Odoi had a disastrous performance and was sent off after just 30 minutes when he himself came off the bench in the first half. Hudson Odoi’s stance has been seriously questioned, and his incompetence under tactical orders has also been pointed out. Overall, it wasn’t the best day in the office for the England international.
Thomas Tuchel criticized the youngster, saying that Hudson Odoi had to work harder for a place on the team. In a kind of love-hate relationship, he commented on Callum Hudson Odoi’s lackluster performance against Southampton FC and talked about his demands on the player.
And Tuchel kept his word and started Odoi in Chelsea’s biggest game of the season. Additionally, Hudson Odoi did well to repay his manager’s trust when he took on the role of right-back in front of Reece James.
The youngster has been a constant source of trouble for Atletico Madrid’s defense as he found space behind the defensive lines. In addition, he created a lot of space and width on the right flank and came in good positions.
However, what he did well to improve his game was helping Cesar Azpillecueta defend against Thomas Lemar. On a few occasions, Thomas Lemar worried that Azpillecueta and Hudson Odoi would come to his aid and win the ball.
This came into the spotlight when Lemar had a clear view of the goal and Odoi disrupted his shot well. It will be encouraging for Thomas Tuchel as it is clear that Callum Hudson Odoi is ready to fight for a place on the team.