Thomas Tuchel has asked Andreas Christensen to walk the talk and commit his future to Chelsea after talks about a new contract have stalled recently. Tuchel admitted that he was expecting good news a couple of weeks ago but the Danish defender has stalled to put pen to paper despite his contract expiring at the end of the season. The defender was an unused substitute in their last three games and might continue to do so in case the matter has not been resolved.

“We have to hope that it influences the contract situation a little bit,” Thomas Tuchel said talking about Andreas Christensen. “My understanding was that it was a matter of a very short period before we had good news. As I understood it, the club wants the same, the player wants the same, the coach wants the same: to stay.”

“And that’s why for me it was a zero-problem situation,” he added. “But we are waiting a long time now for confirmation and it’s on Andreas to act. How he acts on the pitch, he needs to act now off the pitch and walk the talk because he tells us that he loves Chelsea. He tells us that he wants to stay. He is a big part of a big club and I think he is a perfect fit and I think his career here is by far not finished. But, as I said, it’s on him. We want the commitment and hopefully, we get it.”

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