Christian Pulisic Corrects Thomas Tuchel On Cesar Azpilicueta's Name
Thomas Tuchel found out exactly how hard life would be as Chelsea manager on Wednesday evening, not because of the Wolves game but because Cesar Azpilicueta is not an easy name to pronounce.
The new Chelsea manager only took over from Frank Lampard on Tuesday but was straight into action and taking control of the team for the game against Wolves.
Unfortunately for the German, the side was unable to earn a win, with Nuno Espirito Santos' side keeping them to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues having more of the chances.
Whilst it was a difficult introduction to the Premier League it was no more difficult than the introduction to his players.
An amusing video showed Tuchel calling over Azpilicueta just before the second half to give him some final instructions. After talking to the Spaniard, Christian Pulisic came over to correct his boss' pronunciation of his teammate's name.
Pulisic taunting Tuchel for mispronouncing Azpi by calling him "Azpli" :joy:- TLV (@TheLampardView) January 28, 2021
A new father-son relationship has formed the Bridge. pic.twitter.com/G5p9c3kNKm
After the match the former PSG boss was asked about his use of Pulisic from the bench and he revealed he felt he knew he could trust the American from the bench, having worked with him in Germany.
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He also confirmed that the 22-year-old had indeed corrected him over how to say Azpilicueta's name.
"Hey coach, you are pronouncing the name wrong of Azpi!" :joy:- Hayters TV (@HaytersTV) January 27, 2021
Thomas Tuchel shares details of his half-time joke with Christian Pulisic and Chelsea's first performance of his reign :large_blue_circle:
:link: https://t.co/9OiC0ezXrS pic.twitter.com/9gqiRhXVI8
Pulisic, along with Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham, did come on in the second half but the trio were unable to make an impact on the game.
The draw keeps the Blues five points off the top four, after West Ham's win against Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.
Asked if the team could win the title this year, the new manager said, "The title? Whoa, it's far away you know. No, we have to be realistic
"When you sign for Chelsea as a player or like me as a manager, you sign for the expectation to challenge for titles. That means Premier League, the Champions League and all the cups. It's absolutely clear.
"At the same time, we have to be realistic. There are a lot of teams between us and fourth - and a lot of points in between us. The best thing is that we don't lose the focus and look too far, but stay and work on the details on a daily basis and the points will follow."
There has been anger at the way the club sacked his predecessor Lampard, with some fans protesting outside the ground on Tuesday, but the appointment of Tuchel hasn't been an issue so far.
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