Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy heaps praise on ‘very expressive’ Thomas Tuchel for boosting confidence of players on eight-game unbeaten run under new boss
- Chelsea have played eight games and won six of them under Thomas Tuchel
- They remain unbeaten with German in charge and Edouard Mendy praised boss
- Goalkeeper appreciates how expressive Tuchel is in giving players confidence
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has heaped praise on ‘expressive’ manager Thomas Tuchel for his impact at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have won six and drawn two under the German, who replaced sacked club legend Frank Lampard.
A feel-good factor surrounds the dressing room again and Mendy has spoken about how the former Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss is giving his players confidence on their unbeaten run.
Edouard Mendy has heaped praise on Thomas Tuchel (left) for giving the players confidence
He said: ‘The coach gives confidence to all the players. We know what he wants so when we are on the pitch we have to show why he has chosen us.
‘It’s very positive for all the players because he gives us a lot of confidence and we need to improve and to play great football when we are on the pitch.
‘He is very expressive. He shows when he likes something. When you did well on the pitch and every day at training and in the game he pushes you.
‘He stays positive but he also shows his determination and that is good for me and the team.’
Tuchel previously admitted he needed to be less confrontational having fallen out with stars at Dortmund and PSG but appears to have settled in superbly in London
Mendy has been a key part of the team’s success since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard
His side are fifth in the Premier League and on course for the Champions League quarter finals having beaten Atletico Madrid 1-0 away from home in the first leg this week.
The massive upturn in fortunes and that undefeated run will face a stern examination this Sunday when Chelsea take on Manchester United.
Mendy added: ‘We work for that. We work to win every game and yes we are still near the top of the league, we have a second leg against Atletico and yes we want more. To win every game. And we work for that.
‘Man United is a very tough game. We remember the first game. It was very tough. This team plays very well. We play at Stamford Bridge so we have to show that we want to win this game because it’s a really important game for the league.’
Chelsea have won six and drawn two of the eight games since Tuchel took the helm