Kylian Mbappe sends message to Tuchel over Chelsea’s Champions League success

Mbappe and Tuchel

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe says he plans to call Thomas Tuchel to congratulate him on Chelsea’s success in the Champions League this campaign.

Tuchel guided the blues to a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League final last month, securing his first trophy as Chelsea head coach having taken over from Frank Lampard in January.




Tuchel and Mbappe both came close to winning the European competition last year at PSG as they were beaten in the final by Bayern.

Mbappe thrived under Tuchel’s guidance at the Ligue 1 club and the Frenchman believes his former manager can become one of the world’s best coaches. He also praised the German’s tactical nous.

‘After the Euros, I’m going to call him because I have a really good relationship with him,’ Mbappe said in an interview with Sport Bild.

‘He’s fantastic tactically. He knows exactly how opponents will behave and can predict matches very accurately.




‘And it must also be taken into account – he is still a very young coach. He can become one of the best coaches of the future. ‘He proved it with his victory in the Champions League.’

Speaking earlier this year, Tuchel described Mbappe as a ‘shark’ and believes the player can be just as successful as football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.




‘If he wants to be there, he has to push them [Messi and Ronaldo] aside. That is clear,’ Tuchel told BT Sport. ‘Scoring a hat-trick at the Nou Camp is a message and it’s what he demands of himself.

‘It is his potential, it is what he has in him. ‘He’s a shark, in his mentality… he wants to grab everything that he can have. This is the mentality that you need.

‘And I mean it in a positive way because he’s a nice guy in private and in person, super nice guy, super intelligent, super funny.

‘But once he’s on the pitch he’s a shark and that’s what the best guys are. ‘If you drop one drop of blood in the water they arrive, and this is Kylian.’

JB

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