Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel is full of praise for Kai Hanctz.
His style of play reminds him of three former stars of the Premier League.
“I see a player who has a bit of Dennis Bergkamp, Robin Van Persie or Dimitar Berbatov,” said Tuchel in an interview with the former Chelsea player and trainer Glenn Hoddle to the question of whether he saw Hvertz as a number nine
Tuchel specifically praised the versatility of Hvertz in the interview: “He can play on the half-position because he makes good runs, but he sometimes feels free from the Neuner position and creates over the pages.”
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The 22-year-old international is the first choice in the Blues Tuchel’s first choice in attack – far from Superstar Romelu Lukaku.
In the past five Premier League games, he achieved five goals and now comes to 13 years of sailor in all competitions.
The German Team Manager Thomas Tuchel and the FC Chelsea in the English Football Cup briefly prevented the end of another title chance shortly after the shock of the farewell announcement of club owners Roman Abramovich.
In the secondary final in second division Luton Town, the Champions League winner won three days after the dramatic defeat in penalties of the ligapokal endpiece against the FC Liverpool (10:11) only after two residue 3: 2 (1: 2).
In addition to the blues, the FC Liverpool and the FC Southampton reached the quarterfinals.
Liverpools B-elf and their German coach Jürgen Klopp won thanks to a double pack of Takumi Minamino (27th and 39th) against Premier League tutiled Norwich City 2: 1 (2: 0).
Southampton prevailed in another first-league duel against West Ham United 3: 1 (1: 0).
Golden Handchen of Thomas Tuchel
Tuchel built Chelsa’s team considerably. Defender Antonio Rüdiger was in the initial formation of the previous year’s finalist one of only two players, which had also started against Liverpool.
While Kai Hanctz was allowed to take a break at the club world champion after his strong appearances in recent weeks, Rüdiger’s second national team Timo Werner was also a probationary chance in the storm of the starting eleven as the most recently controversial scorer Romelu Lukaku.
Tuchel thus proved a golden knuckle: Werner (68.) and Lukaku (78th) still turned the game in favor of the blues. Chelseas’s first compensation had achieved the Spaniard Saul Niguez (27th).
Next surprise by FC Middlesbrough
Already last Tuesday, second division FC Middlesbrough against the Premier League Top Team Tottenham Hotspur with 1: 0 N.V. As already in the previous round against record champion Manchester United cared for a surprise.
Master Manchester City as well as Crystal Palace, on the other hand, drove the expected favorite wins for subclassed second league teams.
The quarterfinals complete the winners of the two outstanding encounters. On Thursday, FC Everton receives the Fifth League Association FC Boreham Wood, marriage on Monday the former European championshipman Nottingham Forest after his success in the round of the last 32 against Cupdeidiger Leicester City against the second league rival Huddersfield Town.
Team Manager Thomas Tuchel from the Champions League winner FC Chelsea has infected with the Corona virus immediately before departure to the Club World Cup. The former Mainz and Dortmund coach went into isolation and hopes to fly to the Club World Cup to Abu Dhabi at the end of the coming week.
For the team with Antonio Rüdiger, Kai Hvertz and Timo Werner, the departure was already planned for Saturday, immediately after the tedious 2: 1 (1: 1, 1: 1) N.V. In the FA Cup four-round match against the third division Plymouth Argyle. HAVERTZ gave the template to the winning goal by Marcos Alonso (105. + 1), goalkeeper Kepa then parried a foul feet (118) of the outsider.
The English champion and Premier League leader Manchester City won against the second division FC Fulham with 4: 1 (2: 1), where national players Ilkay Gündogan (6.) achieved the 1: 1 compensation. John Stones (13th) met 2: 1. Fabio Carvalho (4th) had surprisingly introduced the London. Riyad Mahrez (53., Faulfemeter / 57.) Provided for the final score.
In Abu Dhabi, Chelsea engages in the half-finals on Wednesday into the action at the Club World Cup and then meets the winner of the duel between Al-Jazira Club or Al-Hilal.
Bo Svensson remained faithful after returning to the trace of success with FSV Mainz 05. No triumphal, no euphoria – his team had garnished the 2-0 (0: 0) against the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim even with two top brands.
For the Danes, however, this was no reason to freak. “Fact is: If we want to go further victories, we have to play better than today. That’s out of question,” commented Svensson usually critically the appearance of his team on Saturday before 6800 fans.
For the fourth time in series, the mainzer stayed at home without conceding – this is club record in the Bundesliga. Since all these games were also won, the top mark against Bayer Leverkusen wobbles on 18 February, the last stamp from 2009, when Thomas Tuchel reaches the only time five home wins so far.
FSV Mainz 05 with imposing seasonal balance
Already there is an imposing seasonal balance in the domestic arena to book. There, the Mainzer 24 gathered their total of 30 points – more table leaders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in their own stadium in this season. In the Bundesliga history, the Mainzer stood better in this statistic, in 2009/10 under Tuchel it was after eleven home games 25 meters.
For a long time against Hoffenheim, it did not look like a sense of achievement, the Svensson classified as “very important” as “very important”. Joker Jae-Sung Lee in the 79th minute and Captain Moussa Niakhaté (83nd) by trading met.
It was the 33rd Mainz’s full hit from the point in series – this managed since the Bundesliga 59 years ago no other team. “In the test match a week ago we got a 1. But if we only shoot in test matches and put in the penalty in the Bundesliga, then that’s right to me,” Svensson said grinning.
International places in view
With 30 points, the 05s first deposed of the lowlands of the table and can now even turn up again. Up to a Europa League starting place, there are only two counters. “Now we are back where we wow up,” mainzer Director Martin Schmidt said satisfied.
Not nice, but efficient – that’s the 90 minutes from Mainzer visibility probably best summarize. “We brought the necessary fight in the square,” was Torwart Robin Zentner. A strength that the team now wants to finally show away. The next opportunity to do this next Saturday at the SC Freiburg. “We want to break points and break the away curse,” said striker Karim Onisiwo. The last victory in foreign characters is already more than three months back – on October 30, 2021 was a 2-1 at Arminia Bielefeld.