Thomas Tuchel ‘would rather win FA Cup’ with Chelsea than finish in top four as Blues boss explains hunger for silverware
Thomas Tuchel would rather win the FA Cup than finish in the top four this season, according to Darren Bent.
Tuchel has made quite the impact since joining the Blues in January and plays in the first of his two cup finals on Saturday.
He will hope to go one better than Frank Lampard managed and win the FA Cup, with the Chelsea legend losing in the final to Arsenal last season.
The German’s side face Leicester in the showpiece event, which you can listen to live on talkSPORT.
They also have the Champions League final to look forward to later this month, where they face a showdown with Premier League champions Man City.
For former Premier League striker Bent, he believes Tuchel would rather a piece of silverware than top four.
When posed that question on Drive, he told talkSPORT: “For Thomas Tuchel, the FA Cup final because straight away it’s a bit of silverware and it’s a big bit of silverware.
“And they are also in the Champions League final. Get this bit of silverware out the way, go full strength, and if you get beaten by Leicester you’ve still got a great chance of getting in the top four.
“For Thomas Tuchel, those clubs are based on success and he’s already in the Champions League final. Get this FA Cup win done then worry about after that.”
Tuchel has already won numerous trophies in his managerial career with Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.
He will be hoping to add to that collection and says he has a hunger for more.
“Once you arrive in a final, and you arrive with Chelsea, you want to win the final, nothing else,” said Tuchel.
“I’ve won some finals before, and the big change to me personally did not arrive.
“You are super happy and you have the best night after that. You feel relieved, I feel so happy for everybody who was involved. I am so, so happy for two, three days.
“But after that it didn’t change anything in me. It was the same hunger the next training or when the season started again, and the same desire, the same anger when you lose games.
“I never stepped in and said ‘yeah but I won a final, now I will not take care about this stuff’; it’s not like this. It’s more like you want more and more and more.
“We are Chelsea and we are about winning and we want to win titles and as many as possible. A win tomorrow is absolutely crucial and will not change anything, hopefully, for the next one.”