Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel anticipates his first Christmas programme at Stamford Bridge.
He revealed that it an experience he’d only heard of and seen, adding that he is excited about it, having enjoyed watching it from afar before moving to England, even if he is in no doubts about the difficulties it will present to him and his players.
Tuchel said, “For me it’s the first time. Normally I was on a short break and a short holiday when I worked in Germany or France and I switched on the TV and was so happy to see there was football going on at that kind of level. So I think it’s very unique and I love to be in the middle of it, to be honest.
“It is very tiring, it makes you fatigued. It’s not always the most pleasant thing, but at the same time it is because this is where you want to be. Here we have high-level games through the period when everybody else is used to having a break and the English tradition is to play football. Honestly I love it and I think it’s very unique.”