What They're Saying: Thomas Tuchel

"To a certain degree I can understand the opinions and the critical opinions towards the club, towards us who represent that club. I can understand that and we cannot fully free ourselves from it. Maybe people understand that me as a coach or the players, we don’t have the insight what is really going on. At the moment we don’t feel responsible for all this. We feel that it is horrible and there can be no doubt about it. War in Europe was unthinkable for me for a long period. The impact is clear and the discussions have an impact. Let’s be a bit more patient and understand what the measurements will be and then we have to maybe deal with it.”

-- Thomas Tuchel, manager of English club Chelsea, which is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, British Parliament Member Chris Bryant said that Abramovich, because of his ties to the Russian state, should not be allowed to own the London club and that some of his assets should be seized. (The Guardian)

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