The Danish defender is ready to go away the Blues on the finish of the season for Barcelona as his contract expires. But Tuchel has nonetheless fumed at his participant after he mentioned he ‘wasn’t able to play’ towards Liverpool, and he claimed it isn’t the primary time.
Tuchel mentioned: “Andreas came the morning of the match to tell me he’s not ready. He had his reasons, they stay private and confidential. It was not the first time as you can see. Over the last weeks that we had the same situations.”
The German persisted: “We thought that we are in a good progression.
“He performed very sturdy within the fit sooner than the overall. The dialog happened and we need to admire it. He nonetheless has our fortify however for the next day [Leicester] we aren’t positive.
“I do not believe that it is that he does now not need to play. There is a large distinction!
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“I don’t know the reason but he is always very nervous. I don’t know what to say. We had to accept it and we will accept it. I try the best I can to not take things personally. I still believe that Andreas wanted to play and I still believe that he could.
“He struggled over the past weeks as you’ll be able to see when he used to be now not within the squad, even supposing he used to be bodily to be had. So that used to be now not totally all of the sudden sky.
“It was not the ideal situation for us because we thought we had prepared him in the best way possible in the game against Leeds. He is a key player and if you arrive in a final you want your best players available and this was not the case.”