(Video): Thomas Tuchel explains why he had to take off “shy” Saul

Saul Niguez has started two Chelsea games in the Premier League and been taken off at half time in both.

That’s a pretty dire start for any player, and Thomas Tuchel had to address the situation once again in his press conference today.

He insisted it was because the Spaniard was on a yellow card from early in the game, making him “shy” in duels in a game where Chelsea desperately needed to be more bold.

He actually praised Saul’s decision to not get too stuck in and risk a red card.

You can see the manager speaking in the clip embedded here, with this answer coming after 8 minutes: