Marcos Alonso missed Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Everton (Shutterstock)
Thomas Tuhcel has confirmed that Marcos Alonso has requested to go away Chelsea with a purpose to full a transfer to Barcelona.
The Spanish membership have tried to signal each Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta this summer time, nonetheless, the Chelsea captain has opted to remain at Stamford Bridge and signed a brand new two-year take care of the membership this week.
Barca are persevering with to push forward with a transfer for Alonso and the left-back was lacking from Chelsea’s matchday squad for his or her victory over Everton on Saturday.
When requested if Alonso’s absence is linked along with his want to hitch Barcelona, Tuchel replied: ‘That’s the case.
‘He tries to go away and we agreed to this want, and that’s why it will have by no means made sense to have him on the pitch in the present day.
‘He would’ve been on the pitch in any other case. On this state of affairs it’s the precise factor to do.’
Jorginho’s penalty sealed Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Everton (AP)
Chelsea sealed a 1-0 victory due to Jorginho’s first-half penalty however after the sport Tuchel praised the efficiency of Thiago Silva, with the 37-year-old delivering a formidable show at Goodison Park.
‘Possibly I by no means labored with a participant typically that age, so he’s the fittest one I’ve educated at that age.
‘On the whole, all three of our gamers within the again three have been of their thirties, the 2 quantity sixes are of their thirties, and we might see that we struggled a bit bodily on the finish of the match.
‘We have to enhance our bodily stage and we are going to enhance. We might be assured we are going to enhance and we’re on it.
‘Thiago is a key, key participant in the course of the defence proper now however we have to transfer on the ball, not off the ball, to take a position extra bodily with extra runs. That can include extra coaching and extra video games.’
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