Thomas Tuchel revealed he once in a while talks about the Belgian with his boys ahead of their UCL clash tonight
Ahead of the game against Chelsea, the former Blues man returned to action and made great impact against Real Betis in the 20mins he spent as he created more chances than any other on the pitch.
Just as usual, the 30-year-old is considered a great threat as Tuchel revealed he and his boys once in a while talk about their former talisman.
‘Well, Eden is a top-player,’ Tuchel said.
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‘He was the key player here for many, many years in this club and this league – which is one of the hardest in the world and a tough one if you decide matches so consistently like Eden did for this club here.
‘So I have the biggest respect for him. Of course we talk a lot because he’s a big player for this club and of course we have many people here in the staff who know him very well.
‘And it’s not only that we talk about him because we play him, but we talk about the experience and how this club grew and the experience and the big games they had and the clashes they had in the league and in Europe.
‘And like I said, he was a key player for this club. Now he plays for Real Madrid and obviously he’s fit and he had a comeback in the last game for some minutes to be ready tomorrow.
‘If he plays, I’m pretty sure he wants to make a point and wants to prove [something]. Let’s see.
‘Do I prefer with him or without him? No. They can leave the spot open I have no problem with that, and they can play with 10! They will not do this.
‘They have so many quality players, we’re talking about Real Madrid and we have to face the challenge with confidence.’
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