(Video): Thomas Tuchel explains why he had to take off “shy” Saul | OneFootball

(Video): Thomas Tuchel explains why he had to take off “shy” Saul

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Saul Niguez has started two Chelsea games in the Premier League and been taken off at half time in both.

That’s a pretty dire start for any player, and Thomas Tuchel had to address the situation once again in his press conference today.

He insisted it was because the Spaniard was on a yellow card from early in the game, making him “shy” in duels in a game where Chelsea desperately needed to be more bold.

He actually praised Saul’s decision to not get too stuck in and risk a red card.

You can see the manager speaking in the clip embedded here, with this answer coming after 8 minutes:

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