London (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel said Tuesday that Chelsea midfielder Giorginho does not need a Ballon d’Or award.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time on Monday, with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in second and Giorginho in third.
Giorginho has emerged as a key figure in Italy’s Euro 2020 victory after helping Chelsea win the Champions League last season.
And while the 29-year-old Ballon d’Or couldn’t conclude a memorable year, the blues boss is more interested in helping players succeed in the group than in personal admiration.
“The game is so complex, it involves a lot of luck, and it’s a team effort, so there are big questions about the individual awards for this game,” Tuchel told reporters.
“One player cannot win a soccer match. It is impossible.
“If an individual player is shining, it’s always a team effort, and that’s why (Club of the Year) is a great prize.”
Tuchel was asked if he expected Lewandowski to beat Ballon d’Or after having had a great season for two consecutive seasons.
“We had a player (Jorginho) who won all the major trophies and had a lot of involvement, so it wasn’t surprising that he lifted the trophies.
“It’s a choice, it’s an election, and when it’s chosen, you have to take it, whether you like it or not, you accept it and life goes so easily increase.”
Chelsea was selected for this year’s club at the awards ceremony in Paris, and Tuchel added:
“When we had a lot of candidates and won prizes like yesterday, it’s proof that we’ve shown everything about the club and how the club is built.”
Tuchel won the Premier League title after winning the Champions League in the first season. Prior to his trip to Watford on Wednesday, he cleared one point at the top.
Tuchel, without the already injured trio Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante, is in the second half of fitness for Giorginho, Reece James and Timo Werner following a one-on-one draw against Manchester United on Sunday. Wait for the test.
“Tomorrow there are suspicious players. It may take a little more time to reassess the status, and it may need a little more consideration,” he said.
“Reece James, Giorginho and Timo Werner. They are all trained with us today and a last-minute decision will be made about this.”
– Soccer Sports
Tuchel tells Giorginho to ignore the Ballon d’Or snab
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