Soccer-World Chelsea’s Cup triumph is for Abramovich, according to Tuchel
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) — after Chelsea’s 2-1 extra-time victory over Palmeiras, manager Thomas Tuchel dedicated the team’s FIFA Club World Cup title to owner Roman Abramovich, who had purchased the club in 2008.
Chelsea became the new European and world champions after Kai Havertz’s late-game penalty kick was converted.
It’s been a remarkable run for Chelsea since Abramovich bought the club in 2003, when the club won five Premier Leagues, two Champions Leagues, five FA Cups, three League Cups, two Europa Leagues, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
With the League Cup final and Champions League to look forward to, they’ll likely miss out on the title this season.
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“It’s for you, he said, and I said congrats.” When asked what he said to Abramovich after the game, Tuchel told reporters, “It’s your club and your input and your enthusiasm made this possible and we’re pleased to be a part of it.”
After missing the semi-final against Al-Hilal due to a positive COVID-19 test, Tuchel rushed to Abu Dhabi to assume leadership of the team.
Since taking over at Stamford Bridge a year ago, the German has had a dramatic influence on the team. He stated it was up in the air whether he would be able to make it to the Middle East in time.
Fortunately, he was able to make it to the United Arab Emirates before the deadline by getting a negative test result.
With the time difference, we knew the deadline was approaching,” Tuchel explained.
While going to the airport, I was called back multiple times since my test was not negative. Finally, I arrived at 8.15 p.m. last night for supper, and we’ve finally made it.
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As a coach on the sidelines, you have to feel. Only from the office can’t be coached.”
Cesar Azpilicueta’s shot was saved by the arm of Luan, and Havertz converted the subsequent penalty kick to give Chelsea the win.
Chelsea lost to Corinthians in the final of the competition in 2012, their only previous appearance in the competition.
“You need good fortune to score late in the game. We were unyielding in our pursuit, never relenting in our efforts. “We didn’t succumb,” Tuchel stated. Everybody in the dressing room was jealous of us since we had such a great opportunity,” the players stated.
‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we didn’t want to miss it.’