Saul Niguez explains how Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel made a commitment to a player that has an impact on the three.
Chelsea’s last-minute acquisition Thomas Tuchel’s plans for Saul Niguez have been revealed.
Following his deadline-day move from Atletico Madrid, Saul Niguez has stated that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has vowed to play him “in my position.” After joining the Champions League champions on a season-long loan on the final day of the transfer window, Saul spoke about the Blues manager’s ambitions for him.
On a frenetic deadline day in which a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde was also halted, Saul, 26, clinched his move to Stamford Bridge at the 11th hour.
Chelsea has a £30 million option to sign Saul on a permanent basis at the end of the season.
And he’ll be seeking to cement a spot in Tuchel’s side after being played in a variety of roles at Atletico Madrid after falling behind Rodrigo de Paul in the midfield pecking order.
To that end, Saul has stated that Tuchel has promised him a starting spot in central midfield, which he prefers.
And it will have an impact on N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, and Mateo Kovacic, who are presently vying for two midfield spots in the manager’s preferred 3-4-2-1 configuration.
“Chelsea has promised me to practice in my position; whether or not I play, we’ll see,” Saul stated, according to The Mirror, as he backed himself to secure a spot in Chelsea’s engine room amid stiff competition.
“The most essential reason for my decision is to return to some customs that I no longer practice.
“The three midfielders who are playing are really good, so it won’t be easy for me to get on the pitch, but if I set my mind to it and fight for it, I can do it.
“I’ll give it a shot and see how it goes. Give it everything I’ve got and assist Chelsea so he [Tuchel] can see the Sal I want to show. It’s not only that he’s a versatile player. They assured me that I would be able to play my position. It was quite significant.”
Saul has been given the number 17 shirt, which he wore during his early days at Atletico Madrid.
The Spaniard explained, “It’s a number I had at Atletico Madrid, and it’s a number I adore.” “I had it while I was at Atletico Madrid. I used to have that when I was younger.”
Meanwhile, Saul believes Chelsea has a good chance of winning the “Brinkwire Summary News”.