“You truthfully don’t wish to battle Antonio Rudiger,” Thomas Tuchel has warned Porto forward of Chelsea’s crunch Champions League conflict with the Portuguese giants.
The Blues maintain a two-goal lead over Sergio Conceicao’s males heading into Tuesday’s second-leg showdown – which is LIVE on talkSPORT.
And in his pre-match press convention, the Frenchman was requested by reporters who he seems to when the going will get powerful.
Tuchel responded: “You truthfully don’t wish to be in a battle with Toni Rudiger, with Cesar Azpilicueta or Mateo Kovacic.
“They’re emotional guys who’re at all times able to battle and it’s of their nature to point out that on the pitch and to guard the pursuits of our staff.
“After I was a participant at a decrease stage it was at all times essential when there was quite a lot of stress forward of the large matches to see who was there with me.
“I’m certain our guys shall be very comfy once they go searching our dressing-room and see who they will depend on.
“The very best factor about this recreation is that we are going to all be on the market collectively, pushing laborious, laborious, laborious on the pitch, from the bench and from the stands for the very best consequence.
“Now we have a minimal of 90 minutes to battle in opposition to Porto and that’s what we are going to do.”
In the meantime, Tuchel has warned his staff to not get complacent as they bid to get the job finished in west London.
“We received’t change our method for this recreation as a result of if we begin adapting we may simply lose our heads.
“It’s simpler for Porto as a result of they know very nicely that they should rating not less than three objectives to undergo.
“However we are able to’t exit considering that it’s ok to lose 1-0, or perhaps to have a draw.
“Why ought to we enter into that mind-set? Now we have a sure means of taking part in and we must always depend on what we do nicely somewhat than altering our method due to the end result we had final week.
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“Everyone can wreck their heads about it, however our goal is to maintain our focus and embrace this problem.
“Now we have to simply accept that Porto are a proud membership and a really emotional staff.
“But when we keep full focus we could be completely self-confident as a result of we now have a robust squad and we’re at all times a tricky staff to play in opposition to.”