Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed his delight with Mateo Kovacic’s presence at Stamford Bridge.
As the Blues prepare to face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, he also remarked that the Croatian midfielder looks like a “wonderkid” in training.
Chelsea, the current champions, face Real Madrid, the 13-time champions, at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in the first leg of their quarter-final encounter.
Kovacic will be looking to make an impression against Real Madrid, a club he left in 2018 to join Chelsea, and he wants to help the Blues get one step closer to retaining their title.
In some workouts, he appears to be a wonderkid in training. When asked about Kovacic’s improvement, Tuchel said in his post-match press conference on Tuesday, “Today he had a wonderful training session.”
“I’m overjoyed that he’s my player and that he’ll be playing a lot this season.” On and off the field, he is vital to our success. He understands what it takes and the culture that is required at a major league club,” he remarked.
The German coach stated he had been watching Kovacic’s progress since he was still at Real Madrid and thought he was going to be a great player.
Chelsea’s last chance of winning a major trophy after missing out on the Premier League title this season is the Champions League, which they won last season.