Christian Heidel, the former sports director of Mainz, who knew Thomas Tuchel during his time at the club, has revealed some anecdotes about the German tactician.
“Thomas is an absolute perfectionist. It concerns all aspects of his job, every training has to be perfect, every game has to be perfect,” said Christian Heidel, former sports director of Mainz, in the Bundesliga straight away. On the eve of the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City, the former leader, who knew Thomas Tuchel during his stay in Mainz, revealed some indiscretions about the master tactician who is the coach of the Blues. “He plays the game in his head before and expects it to be perfect,” added Heidel, in comments reported by the Daily Mail.
The tactical aspect therefore occupies all the attentions at Thomas Tuchel. To illustrate his words, Christian Heidel gave two anecdotes about the former Paris Saint-Germain: “Once, we were seated in the team bus from Mainz, and there was a documentary on Guardiola. They have showed a card that looked like some kind of knitting. But it was a passing pattern of Guardiola’s players. This pattern Thomas studied for two consecutive hours. The tactics, the analysis of the opposition and even the grass go under his microscope. Another time we were in a training camp in Austria, and we had a friendly against Olympiacos. Thomas was really looking at the pitch, he was basically measuring the height, sniffing the grass. ‘grass he was paying so much attention. He was so delighted with this particular land that he wanted me to transfer the gardener to Mainz. ” Incredible stories dedicated to the positive madness of Thomas Tuchel. “I don’t know anyone who knows more about football,” concluded the former Mainz sports director. Against Guardiola, the tactical duel promises to be epic.
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