Solskjaer supports Thomas Tuchel for treating Chelsea ace Callum Hudson-Odoi
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel came under fire for his treatment of youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi in the 1-1 draw with Southampton last week.
The 20-year-old came on for striker Tammy Abraham in the second half, but faced shame after just 31 minutes. Tuchel also criticized his performance in his Presser after the game.
The German was asked for his approach, which some viewers saw as a humiliation for the young Chelsea star. However, according to Metro, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks differently.
“Managers live on results and if you feel that something has to change, change it.”
Solskjaer believes that managers need to make tough decisions and do what they think is best for the team. While Chelsea couldn’t win the game, Tuchel’s decision will have made it clear that only the best is enough.
“You have to make some tough decisions because at the end of the day it comes down to the results that can be attributed to the manager.”
Tuchel held a meeting with his players in his honor to clarify the problem. The Chelsea squad including Hudson-Odoi should have been satisfied with it.
The 20-year-old started in Chelsea’s next game against Atletico Madrid and performed well. Tuchel’s approach seems to have worked and the youngster responded well to the criticism.
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Top football isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and results speak for themselves. Different managers have different ways of getting their point across, and Tuchel did just that.
His decision was made on the pitch and Hudson-Odoi responded to the challenge that was presented in kind. If Tuchel actually wanted to send a message, it is clear to say that it has arrived.
With United later tonight, Hudson-Odoi could very well make all the difference on the field. If that happened, Solskjaer’s press secretary would provide some interesting insight after the game.