Exclusive: Thomas Tuchel says it is 'hard to focus only on football' amid Russia invasion of Ukraine

Despite the harsh sanctions by the British Government, coach Thomas Tuchel is convinced of the collection of the FC Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. “We will fight and show the spirit needed to move on,” said the 48-year-old before the eighth-final return match at the Osc Lille in the streaming service “Dazn”. The economically difficult situation in the defending champion, the German coach wants to hide it as well. “We focus on the coach Thomas, that’s what we can influence,” Tuchel said. The first leg had won Chelsea 2: 0. The Londoner may not make any player transfers because of the sanctions against Club Owner Roman Abramovich, do not sell tickets and had to close all fan shops. The British government had imposed the strict action against the owner because of the Russian attack war in Ukraine. According to Lille, Chelsea could only take less staff than usual.