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Chelsea summer signing Denis Zakaria has revealed former
manager Thomas Tuchel was part of the reasons why he
chose to move to Stamford Bridge.
Zakaria disclosed that he had the option to join Liverpool
and not Chelsea on deadline day this summer.
The midfielder signed a deal with Chelsea from Juventus on
loan, a move that was not expected since he had only
moved to the Serie A giants in January.
“I heard that from my agent, but in the end, it was Chelsea,”
Zakaria said, as quoted by Blick.
“It all happened very quickly. I did not know a move to
Chelsea was possible until six hours before the end of the
“I think I will be happier in England than in Turin. Difficult to
say [what went wrong at Juventus.”
He added, “Maybe the style of football wasn’t mine. The
team was a lot behind, and did not have that much space. I
am a player who needs a lot of space for my runs. It might
suit me better in England.
“Thomas Tuchel was one of the reasons I went to Chelsea,
he is a great coach.
“But now we haven’t had much time with him, but that is
football. Everything goes fast.
“I might have a new chance with the new coach [Graham
Potter], about whom I have heard a lot of good things. I will
work a lot to get my place.”