The new Chelsea head coach saw his side fail to break down Wolves in his first match as a Premier League manager. The Blues were held to a goalless draw against Wolves on Wednesday evening at Stamford Bridge.
Recall that, Official: Thomas Tuchel becomes Chelsea new head coach Tuchel was confirmed as on Tuesday, shortly after Chelsea made the decision to sack Frank Lampard.
The match finished 0-0, with Chelsea snagging only one point from Tuchel’s first game in charge of the club.
The Blues racked up a record 820 passes and 78.9 percent possession – the highest numbers for a Premier League manager’s first game in charge since the start of the 2003-2004 season; but failed to find a way through.
On the draw and his first game in charge, Tuchel in a statement said: “It was well-deserved for all the effort the team put in. I’ve just walked into the dressing room and told everyone that there should be no disappointment or doubt.
“I was very happy with the performance, the energy and our intensity. We had 16 recoveries in the last third and we were very structured not to allow any counter-attacks against an opponent very good at that.
“If this is our starting point then I’m looking forward to where we end up.
“We will build a team that nobody wants to play against. That’s the challenge for me as soon as possible.
“It was a brave performance with courage and we had good input from the bench with the guys who came on. There was a good spirit but we didn’t have the supporters and they could have helped with the half-chances we had.
“It was hard work but we didn’t lose intensity so I’m very happy about that.”
Howbeit, The Blues next match will be on Sunday against Burnley in the Premier League, at Stamford Bridge; before facing off with Tottenham next week in a clash of top-four hopefuls.
Uguru Iheke reporting, Obinwannem News