We aren’t looking for sympathy of the country : Thomas Tuchel calls out Klopp for always playing the underdog
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New Delhi : Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel did not mince words on the eve of FA Cup Final scheduled to be held on Saturday, 14 May. He called out Liverpool manager Jurrgen Klopp and his style of rallying the fans and the players ahead of every game indicating that the ‘sympathy seeking’ style had become a little predictable, at least for himself.
(Klopp) is the master of being the underdog. He can talk you into being the underdog against Villarreal and against Benfica, and it's a miracle how they even draw against them," Tuchel said. "He does it all the time. That's part of it, where the sympathy comes." Tuchel said that he did not have any problems with playing the bad guy as Chelsea will be looking to avenge the Carabao Cup loss and regain some momentum after a bad patch of form in the latter stages of the tournament. Tuchel's comments come days after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claimed that "everyone" in England supported Juergen Klopp's Liverpool as the two teams battle it out for the Premier League title. "There's nothing to be jealous of - Kloppo is a fantastic guy. When he trained Dortmund, the whole country loved Dortmund. Now he trains Liverpool and you have the feeling the whole country loves Liverpool," Tuchel said about the matter. "If we are the bad guys tomorrow, then no problem. We take that role. We don't want to have the sympathy of the country tomorrow - we want to have the trophy."