Ebene News – United States – Bayern Munich boss makes Champions League predictions for Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has backed Chelsea to’ go far ‘in the Champions League under new manager Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea finished top of their Champions League group under Frank Lampard, who was sacked last month after a poor run and replaced by former PSG and Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel

Les Bleus – who have yet to suffer a defeat under Tuchel, climbing to fourth in the Premier League with four successive victories – face Spanish club Atletico Madrid in the last 16 stages of the competition

Diego Simeone’s side, currently at the head of La Liga, will be formidable opposition for Chelsea, but Flick has spoken of the Premier League club’s chances of enjoying a strong race in Europe

“Chelsea have enormous potential in terms of both quality and quantity,” Flick, who led Bayern to Champions League glory last season, told France Football

“They are a young team with a lot of talent. They can go a long way in the Champions League this season

“Thomas [Tuchel] has acquired experience at PSG which will benefit him at Chelsea. He is ready for this challenge”

Tuchel, meanwhile, is wary of Atletico’s threat and says it will be ‘super tough’ for his Chelsea side to progress in the Champions League

Speaking after the 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Monday night, Tuchel said: “ We will do anything to pass but you know full well that Atletico are leading the league and far leading the the league in Spain

“They [Atletico] are one of the toughest teams in Spain and always a challenge It’s a two-game elimination as you well know

“We will focus on Southampton and the best way to come to the Champions League with a good performance

“We hope for another victory, we will see on Monday who we can count on and who is ready to play

“We’re confident enough to say that we’ll play these two games [against Atletico] to move on to the next round, but it will be very difficult”

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Source: https://metro.co.uk/2021/02/17/bayern-munich-boss-hansi-flick-rates-chelsea-champions-league-chances-thomas-tuchel-14100524/