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‘Atletico were just poor’ Bent questions hype surrounding Tuchel

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Darren Bent says he won’t get carried away with the hype surrounding Thomas Tuchel, especially after Chelsea’s recent win over Atletico.

Thomas Tuchel is yet to taste defeat since he took over from Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager.

In his eight games in charge, he has overseen six wins and two draws.

In the Premier League, the Blues are now back in the top four, and many have praised the instant impact Tuchel has made so far.

The German manager saw further praise after leading Chelsea to a crucial away victory over La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

There is still all to play for in that tie, and Darren Bent has warned Chelsea fans not to get too ‘excited’ about their win over Los Rojiblancos. In his opinion, the Blues didn’t do anything of note in that game, and a side like Manchester City might have won by a far more convincing score-line.

“I don’t think you can get too carried away because I thought Atletico were poor,” the former Aston Villa striker said on Drivetime.

“Out of possession they went to a 6-3-1, please tell me how you’re ever going to score any amount of goals while playing that.”

“Yes they’ve got Luis Suarez up front, second highest scorer in La Liga this season, but his legs have gone a bit. It’s not the same Suarez at Barcelona and Liverpool who runs all over the place.”

“I don’t think they had an awful lot to do to beat Atletico. Say Manchester City had played Atletico, they’d have beaten them by four or five because Atletico didn’t offer anything.”

“I think for Thomas Tuchel all he can do is beat who’s in front of him. He’s done quite well, I don’t think he’s set the world alight but they are picking up positive results.”