High tension in recent training of Chelsea. After losing 2-5 to West Brom in the restart of the Premier League, tempers continue to warm inside the team led by coach Thomas Tuchel. After the discussion starring the players César Azpilicueta and Reece James, there was a new incident inside the club shortly before the quarterfinals of Champions League.
This Sunday, the local newspaper ‘The Telegraph’ reported that Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga heated up the atmosphere in full practice. The aforementioned media reported that the defender and goalkeeper not only exchanged words, but also pushed each other, although there was no other contact.
Immediately, the coach of the ‘Blues’ sent the German defender to the locker room to calm down. However, the German international continued with the same attitude. Therefore, Tuchel decided to send him home and could not complete the session, while the Spanish goalkeeper recovered to continue with the work.
The reason why the two Chelsea footballers reacted in this way is unknown. The truth is that Rudiger contacted Kepa to express an apology. Now, it is expected what the coach’s resolution will be with the defender (permanent starter) a few days before facing Porto in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.
Tuchel had already warned about the attitude of his managers after last Saturday’s fall against Albion. “We cannot lose our minds now and take away the confidence we have in these players. It was the moment after the game to be honest, be calm and tell everyone to breathe “, he expressed at a press conference.
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