Carabao Cup: “He plays through pain – Tuchel hails Havertz resilience

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said identify the German forward, Kai Havertz as the only player who played through pain in yesterday Carabao clash with Tothenham

Recall Kai got his finger broken during his side’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg 2-0 win over the London counterpart on Wednesday night.

The German man score a goal and an own goal from Ben Davies to sealed the victory over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.

According to Tuchel, “Kai has an issue with his finger, he broke his finger and it looked horrible,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference.

“And he played through the pain that was getting bigger and bigger. He survived until half-time and then we had to make the change.

“I liked our performance a lot. We looked full of confidence and had two late last-minute pieces of bad news with Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante, who were both supposed to start.

“So we decided at the last minute to maybe switch to a back four. The guys were very committed and very open to that, to making such a late change.

“And it was a very strong performance, so it was a well-deserved win in a big match against a very strong opponent