“That’s why he deserves it”

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says Cesar Azpilicueta will fully deserve the club record if he features in the FA Cup final against Liverpool today.

The Spaniard could become the Blues player to play in the most finals with 13 if he manages to get a few minutes at Wembley. It would take him past the current record held by Frank Lampard and Petr Cech.

He’s been consistently shortlisted since last year when Azpilicueta reached four different finals, including the Champions League.

After his success in Europe last May, he went on to lift the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup – two titles that have subdued the aforementioned Chelsea legends.

Tuchel was surprised when his defender hit the milestone and told the club media (via The Chelsea Chronicle):

“It’s great, he knows what I mean, not the most talented guy in the world with a track record like this.

“This is what I like about this. The hardest worker and the most conscientious also have this record.

“That’s why we love him and that’s why he’s captain of Chelsea and that’s why he deserves it.”

However, the record would not mean anything if Azpilicueta et al. were defeated by Liverpool, who also beat them in the Carabao Cup final earlier this season.

For the Chelsea captain, the team’s victory goes beyond honor and personal stats, a reflection of his humility that Tuchel is also proud of.

The coach added:

“Not surprised but very, very happy that he is like this. It summarizes the whole picture here is how he works and approaches his talent and this is how he approaches his obligations as a captain of his club.

“Everything is modest and everything remains at the highest level. That’s Azpi. ”


Chelsea’s last hope of silver trophy this year

The Blues already have the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in their pockets, but the FA Cup is their last hope of winning something in calendar 2022.

“It will be an unsuccessful season if we [Chelsea] only finished in the top 4 and no silver, so I expect the players to play. “🎥 FA Cup Final Preview – Part Two 1️⃣ Download our app2️⃣ Enjoy tokens for FREE3️⃣ Visit this video 👉 smarturl.it/TAWapp

They have so far lost in the Carabao Cup final, been knocked out of the Champions League and seen their Premier League title fade away.

Another pain today will only help secure a bitter end to a campaign that promised so much at the beginning.


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