Azpilicueta on his contract situation

Azpi’s praise for Tuchel comes after the way the Bavarian handled Romelu Lukaku’s recent interview with Sky Sports in Italy.

‘The manager has the experience of dealing with different types of players and in this situation, from the very first second, he has dealt with things calmly and without making too many emotional decisions.

‘He made his decisions alongside the club and it is very clear everything is sorted. Now we have to put it behind us and only focus on what happens on the pitch.’

The skipper also echoed Tuchel’s wish to draw a line under the saga now. ‘Now he is looking to have success with the team. I think he made it clear that for him, it was his dream since he was a boy to play for Chelsea and now the most important thing is to work on the pitch the way he has today to help the team.’