Tuchel makes demand from Mendy ahead of Southampton clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has asked Edouard Mendy to “prove he is a champion” after recent poor performances.

Ahead of the Blues’ trip to Southampton on Saturday, Tuchel told Mendy to accept and live with his mistakes.

“I hope it does not affect his self-confidence too much.

“This is what goalkeeping is also about, to accept mistakes and live with his mistakes and go back and help your team with performance, focus, re-focus, stay calm, and stay confident,” Tuchel told a press conference Friday.

Tuchel also backed Mendy to rediscover himself before they travel to play Real Madrid in the return leg of the Champions League quarter-final after a 3-1 home loss.

“In any match, it is bad timing to do a mistake like this, but in a quarter-final, an occasion like this against Real Madrid is one of the worst moments you can do it.

“This is normally what goalkeepers, what Edouard is made of. Now he can prove he is a true champion,” Tuchel added.

Eden Hazard in shock move to Arsenal from Real Madrid

Agents of Real Madrid forward, Eden Hazard, have held a meeting with Arsenal this week, as the Premier League club considers making a bid for the play.

Foot Mercato reports that the Gunners are thinking about bringing the former Chelsea man to the Emirates.

Hazard will likely join on loan this summer with an option to buy.

The Belgium captain scored over 100 goals during his seven-year spell with the Blues, but has failed to shine in Madrid, since the LaLiga splashed out over £100m to sign him in 2019.

Since his arrival in Spain, Hazard has netted only six goals over the past three seasons.

Arsenal are monitoring Hazard’s situation and met with his representatives in the last week to discuss a possible deal.

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