Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel responds to award snub

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has spoken out after missing out on a Premier League award this week.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was named as the Premier League Manager of the Month for March on Friday:

Arsenal played out four matches last month, which saw them beat Watford 3-2, Leicester City 2-0 and Aston Villa 1-0, whilst also losing to Liverpool by two goals to nil.

Given that both Chelsea and Liverpool went unbeaten during the month of March, the decision to give the award to Arteta is somewhat odd.

The Blues would beat Burnley 4-0, Norwich 3-1 and Newcastle 1-0 last month. One less game than Arsenal, yes, but they did not lose and won their games by more convincing scorelines overall.

Tuchel’s snub for the Premier League MOTM award led to the Gemran being asked about it in his pre-Brentford press conference.

However, the German did not seem too bothered by the issues, stating: "We can win all the matches and not win the award, that doesn't matter.”

Frank praises Tuchel

And whilst Tuchel did not pick up the award this month, he has still been praised by a fellow manager.

Chelsea take on Brentford on Saturday afternoon in a Premier League tie.

And ahead of the game, Bees boss Thomas Frank has been praising Tuchel: "He has done a very impressive job at Chelsea. It's clear when he came in, adjusted a few bits and won the Champions League - which is impressive."

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