Thomas Tuchel has likened his style of play to an ‘orchestra’ and has praised Jurgen Klopp ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Liverpool.
Chelsea have made a strong start to the new season with back-to-bak Premier League wins, continuing the momentum of last season’s form under Tuchel that resulted in Champions League success.
The clash will pit together two of the Premier League‘s title favourites and sees Tuchel come up against compatriot Klopp, with the two having shared similar coaching pathways at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund before moving to England.
Klopp’s football has previously been described as ‘heavy metal’, with Tuchel providing an interesting comparison when discussing his own managerial style.
“Maybe I was more in love with the singer than the music,” he said at his pre-match press conference.
“It is hard to describe which style we play. Maybe we are an orchestra. It has to be possible that somebody plays a solo on his own.”
Tuchel also discussed the qualities of his counterpart and hailed Klopp as ‘one of the best managers in the world’, praising the Liverpool manager’s ability to ‘make huge footprints’ at each of his clubs.
“He has my full respect, he is one of the best managers in the world,” he said of his compatriot.
“He has the ability to make huge footprints and impact at any club. We need to be careful when he talks too good about you!”