Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel’s defiant message to Chelsea fans after late Newcastle win

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will continue to demand the best for the club.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has told the fans that they will continue to focus on the football and finish as high as they can, despite the uncertainty surrounding the club.

The Blues produced a solid performance in a week where the future of the club has been thrown up in the air because of the sanctioning of their owner Roman Abramovich.

There were reports that the club’s bank card had been frozen and doubts over if Newcastle fans would be allowed to travel into Stamford Bride for the game, because they have been barred from selling matchday tickets and merchandise.

But as has been the story of the club, when when the chips are down and their backs against the wall Kai Havertz popped up and sensationally controlled the ball, before slotting home the winner against Newcastle United to ensure all three points.

The win means Chelsea edge further away from fourth-placed Manchester United to avoid being drawn into any top four battle.

They are also still alive in the Champions League and will travel to Lille for the second leg this week, hoping reach quarter-final stage and possibly defend the title they won against Manchester City last season.

Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea interacts with Jason Tindall, Assistant Manager of Newcastle (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

What the Chelsea boss said after the win against Newcastle

Thomas Tuchel is a man who is loved at Chelsea, but the way he has handled the last week and questions about the owner and the football team has won him more admiration.

He embodies the fighting and winning spirit of the team.

His squad and the fans have now looked up to him as the face of positivity in recent weeks.

He praised his players and assured the fans he would continue to ensure that Chelsea football club continues to remain in good hands as long as he is at the helm.

The German manager said: “The club is for sale and hopefully we will get more information soon, but from our direction we will do all we can get what we want.

“As far as the game against Lille is concerned, I have heard we are going by air and if not we will go by train if not then we will go by bus and if need I will drive the coach myself.

“We will get there and we must there and I will continue to demand the best from everyone who plays for us.”

Chelsea’s next few games

The Blues will now turn their attention to their Lille game in the Champions League in midweek, before a tricky FA Cup game against giant killing Championship side Middlesbrough.

The next Premier League game for Thomas Tuchel’s side will be the home game against Brentford on April 2.