Chelsea manager insisted he was not surprised by Andreas Christensen’s incredible goal for Denmark at the Euro 2020.
For many fans, the 25=year-old’s performances at the competition were certainly full of surprises.
First, he was among the fastest players at the Euro in terms of top speed with a record of 33 km/h.
Then, his long-range strike in Denmark’s win over Russia, which helped secure his country’s place in the knock-out stages.
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Considering he has only had eight career goals so far, mostly from headers and set-piece situations, the goal was a pleasant surprise to many.
Not Tuchel, though, as he has already seen something similar in Chelsea training.
“Yes, he scores in training and we are aware he has a strong shot,” the manager told Chelsea’s official website.
“But it was a perfect moment for a goal like this, it was impressive.
“Andreas’s performances after [the Christian Eriksen incident] were amazing — like they were for us, and he was a big part of a successful team.”
Tuchel went on to name a few other players who impressed him during the tournament, including Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, and Kai Havertz.
In Havertz’s case, in particular, Tuchel said that the versatile forward should be satisfied with his display despite Germany’s overall underwhelming achievement.
“For him personally, he played a good Euros,” Tuchel added.
“He was a threat constantly in the German team for the others to score.
“There’s things to improve, things to keep the level up high, where he can play and he proved that he can play.
“This is the next step.”