In the midst of a month of April of all dangers, Chelsea will play its future on the European stage in three days. Powerless at Stamford Bridge (1-3) where Karim Benzema, author of a sparkling triple, once again grabbed the hero costume, so the Blues will try to reverse the trend at the Santiago Bernabeu in the quarterfinals final return of this prestigious Champions League. A task that promises to be difficult but not the only one of concern on the London side. In the process of selecting its future owner since the departure of Roman Abramovich, Chelsea are at a crossroads and their coach Thomas Tuchel seems to be well aware of this.
Necessarily concerned about this relatively unstable institutional context, the former Paris Saint-Germain coach does not want to leave out the sporting aspect, quite the contrary. With this in mind, the German coach has already sent a great message to the future owners of the club and this concerns two burning records of the reigning European champion. Indeed, Thomas Tuchel believes that decisions about the future of N’Golo Kanté and Jorginho should be made as early as this summer, in order to avoid a new season of uncertainty for two first-team executives.
Thomas Tuchel wants to seal the future of his duo Jorginho-Kanté!
A situation and speculation that the 48-year-old tactician has already had to go through throughout the current year, whether with Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger or Andreas Christensen. As things stand, Kanté and Jorginho’s contracts expire in the summer of 2023, and talks on new extension agreements have yet to take place, as Chelsea are currently working under strict government licenses after that Roman Abramovich was sanctioned as part of the United Kingdom’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. An uncertainty that is always present and that has the gift of worrying Tuchel, well aware of the indisputable added value of these two experienced environments.
“No one wants that with big players and big players these days.”said the Blues coach before his team’s trip to Southampton. “It is a wish as a coach that we resolve this this summer in any way, that we resolve it and that it is clear where the journey is and what the decision is. Yes, that’s the wish. [Sinon] we have the same discussions we had about Antonio and Andreas. Just swap the names. We talked about it during the winter, then in January, and then the officers talked about this club and another man’s brother. It would be nice if we could avoid it, but for now, it’s hard [à cause des sanctions]. But that should be the goal for all of us. “. The message has passed! It now remains to be seen what the position of future buyers will be regarding Chelsea’s two precious 30-year-olds …