‘It is not a big thing at all for me,’ said Tuchel of the decision to sub Hudson-Odoi. ‘I have spoken to Callum, and I’ve spoken to the whole group. Sometimes, these things happen in football and it was just my decision.
‘Maybe I was being harsh on him because he was on my side of the pitch and I was up close to him, but I did not feel that he was really into the game. I didn’t think he was totally sharp and that is why I took a hard decision on him. But that decision was in the moment and for that day only.
‘For me, this is absolutely not a big thing and only becomes one if people want to talk about it.