“He made big mistakes”, Thomas Tuchel speaks after a performance by his man against Aston Villa
Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that Saul Niguez made “big mistakes” during his debut against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Tuchel included the on-loan Atletico Madrid midfielder from the start of the game.
However, Saul was taken off during the break with the Blues leading 1-0.
“I had the feeling that he struggled. There were some big mistakes, passing mistakes, and he struggled with the intensity. You could see he isn’t fully adapted.
“It’s completely my responsibility. I had the feeling he could jump in for us and play at that level. I [then] thought it was maybe better to change him, but it doesn’t change anything [about how I see him],” Tuchel told Sky Sports.
The head coach later added: “It’s very hard. You can either do it or not do it. I told him before it was my responsibility if it does not work out for the matter of your life. He struggled a bit, created some half-chances for Aston Villa.