Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says it is on Andreas Christensen to “walk the talk”. The German wants Christensen to perform well in order to commit his future to the club with a new contract.
The Blues offered Christensen a renewing contract in March, as we covered the football news back then.
They then offered up a new four-year deal to him with a significant pay raise in August.
But the two sides have been at a standoff since as the defender has not yet signed a new contract.
Thomas Tuchel Says It Is on Andreas Christensen to “Walk the Talk”
Now, Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel says there’s no imminent good news and contract talks are now entirely up to Christensen.
“I have no good news,” Tuchel said. “That was my understanding weeks ago that Andreas wants the same as me, that he wants the same as the club, and that’s why for me it was a zero problem situation because everybody wanted the same as far as I understood it.
The Blues boss says he has no good updates yet when it comes to the defender’s contract talks: “We are waiting since a long time now for confirmation.”
Tuchel then said: “It is on Andreas to act how he acts on the pitch, he needs to act now off the pitch, and walk the talk because he tells us that he loves Chelsea, he tells us that he wants to stay and be a big part, because he is a big part of a big club, and I think he is a perfect fit and I think that he is not done yet here.
“His career here is, by far, not finished, [he] can still develop and be big, big player, but like I said, it’s on him, it’s on him. We want the commitment and, hopefully, we get it.”