Chelsea face uncertain future after owner Abramovich was sanctioned – Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea face an uncertain future but has promised the team will keep competing on the pitch.
Chelsea won 3-1 at Norwich hours after owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government.
“As long as we have enough shirts and a bus to drive to the games, we’ll be there and will compete hard,” boss Tuchel told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“We take it day by day. I didn’t see that coming yesterday and I don’t know what is coming tomorrow.”
Chelsea fans chanted Abramovich’s name during the victory at bottom club Norwich which strengthened the club’s grip on third place in the Premier League table.
Tuchel said the the off-field developments had proved “another level of distraction”.
The German added: “Of course the subject is there, the talks are going on, so there is a certain distraction. The level of impact it has – the news of today is big – in time we don’t know how big.
“We cannot influence it.”
Chelsea’s women’s team were also in action at the same time as Tuchel’s side.
They won 4-1 at West Ham in the Women’s Super League and boss Emma Hayes said: “I can’t get too wrapped up in it when there’s a war going on in Ukraine.
“We are Chelsea and we will prevail. There will be solutions, we just need to be patient.”