Thomas Tuchel warned his Chelsea strikers that he could enter the transfer market to bring in a new striker this summer, if they don’t prove their worth.
It has been a difficult season for the attack line and this has been recognized by Tuchel, but the Blues boss is ready to give them the remaining two months of the season to prove that he does not need a new striker this summer.
Timo Werner has a goal in his last 20 Premier League matches, with Tammy Abraham Chelsea’s top scorer with 12 goals in all competitions this season, struggling to regain his place in the team.
Tuchel expects his attackers to meet the high demands set by him and the club, but will assess the situation in June if they need to enter the transfer market.
As retransmitted by Goal, Tuchel told reporters: “In the next eight weeks, we just have to think about how we can improve the score and the scoring situation, and nothing else, and then in the summer we will think more and think together with the club about what solutions are the best solutions for us.
“Is it the best solution to stay with our cast? Is it the best solution to stay in the training we have? Can we improve? Can we improve in the training field individually and in groups? To create more great chances? are the questions for June.
“For now, when we arrive in April, everyone knows that when you read the statistics, it’s obvious and the guys don’t have that last percentage of confidence when they don’t score. It is like for a goalkeeper when he needs a clean score in full confidence and in full confidence in himself.
“But [the strikers] they work hard for us and they work hard for us defensively. Attackers are part of this successful sequence that we have and are part of these victories and do their part.
“Obviously, every striker wants to score and we, you, always want the No.9 and the No.11 and the wings and everyone, the No.10s, to mark because they are their main targets and it is in their characteristic, but obviously , it is a little difficult for them.
“At the same time, it’s like that. You are out there. You are out there on the stage. You play for Chelsea. You play in three competitions, so you have to face adversity. You have to face the expectations that everyone has of you when you play like an offensive guy for Chelsea because, honestly, when you play as a defender for Chelsea, everybody expects you to deliver on time and in every match and be able to defend in every match, so that’s what we expect from our attackers.
“They are high demands, but I have a feeling that they accept and from there we will put pressure on them. Everyone wants bigger numbers, us, you, but it is difficult for us to produce, obviously, but we will not stop pushing. “