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Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea don't need to apologise over European Super League

Thomas Tuchel says there is "no need" for anybody at Chelsea to apologise for the club's attempts to join the controversial European Super League.

The Blues were among a dozen top clubs who decided to sign up for the controversial competition but Tuchel is keen to move on from the episode as his team chase a place in next season's Champions League.

He said: "Yes it has been distracting, but it's the owner's club, it's not my club.

"I'm part of the club, but it's the owner and the club's decision, and now they change that decision.

"There's no need to apologise to me directly, my job is to adapt to the circumstances. And were we distracted? Yeah clearly.

"But that's already in the past, and like I said, I don't think they need to apologise to me."

Chelsea fans were seen protesting outside Stamford Bridge before the game against Brighton earlier this week but Tuchel doesn't think it will be difficult to restore trust.

Asked if it would be challenging to build bridges, he said: "No.

"Because I think that the people and the fans know very, very well that it's also the credit from the owners who improve their clubs, build strong clubs and make the most competitive league in the world.

"So I think they appreciate that very, very well. People can read very clearly also and can divide one thing from another, and they express their opinion on this decision.

"I'm sure that everybody sees what our owner and the owners of the 'big six' clubs do.

"They are a big part of the competition [Premier League] and this is the competition everyone envies."

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