“Everything that can go wrong has gone wrong” – 23-year-old makes surprise Thomas Tuchel admission after Chelsea sacking
Kai Havertz has expressed his surprise at Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea sacking at the start of the season.
Tuchel was dismissed by the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership at the start of September 2022 after just seven games in charge as the hierarchy opted for change just over three months after taking over at Chelsea.
He was quickly replaced by Graham Potter, who was also dismissed last month, which has not proved to help matters for the Blues following a disastrous and chaotic season, both on and off the pitch.
Chelsea have struggled amid the sheer number of new signings arriving at the club across the previous two transfer windows. They currently reside in 12th place in the Premier League. Frank Lampard has taken interim charge of the side until the end of the season, following a one-game stint under Bruno Saltor, while Tuchel has found a new home after his recent Bayern Munich appointment.
Havertz has opened up on the season to forget for Chelsea and revealed it ‘came out of nowhere’ his dismissal after his axing post Dinamo Zagreb defeat in the Champions League.
“Everything that can go wrong has gone wrong for us this year,” Havertz said, as quoted by Kicker.
“The season actually started relatively quietly. We had the ownership change, which was a big change for the whole club.
“And then Thomas Tuchel was fired, which of course always does something in a team like that when you had success with a coach and then he gets fired out of nowhere.”
Chelsea have six games left to play, starting with Arsenal on Tuesday night, before the 2022/23 concludes.
Havertz was in no mood to paper over the problems which they have encountered this season and is eyeing to end their run of five consecutive defeats and eight games without a win in all competitions.
He added: “Now our backs are against the wall and we’re not doing very well in the table.
“It’s easy to find excuses, of course. I’m not a fan of blaming everything on something else. At the end of the day, we are all professional footballers and have to win a game sometimes.”
The 23-year-old concluded: “Now we just have to try to make the best possible out of the six games.”
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