Watch a behind-the-scenes clip of Chelsea’s Champions League celebrations as Abramovich meets Tuchel for the first time
CHELSEA shared scenes from their Champions League triumph showing Thomas Tuchel and Roman Abramovich meeting for the first time.
They can be seen kissing on the pitch at Estadio do Dragao after Kai Havertz’s game-winning game against Manchester City last Saturday.
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Abramovich has not watched his team live in the UK since 2018 due to visa issues but has been caught on cameras reveling in the celebrations of the Blues’ second European Cup.
The Russian billionaire also gave club captain Cesar Azpilicueta a big hug, with the Spaniard telling him: “I don’t know where the trophy is.
“But we’re giving it to you because it’s yours.”
To which a cheerful Abramovich simply said, “Thank you.”
The 54-year-old is next seen shaking hands with German gaffer Tuchel during their first meeting since his appointment in January.
Commenting after the victory over the Citizens, Tuchel said: “I think I already have a new contract.
“My manager told me something – but I’m not sure. It was a special moment to meet the owner for the first time on the pitch.
“It was the best time for that – or maybe the worst because it can only get worse after this.”
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Before adding: “I can assure him that I will be hungry, that I want the next title, I feel absolutely happy and I am part of a really ambitious club and a strong group which corresponds perfectly to my convictions. and passions for football at the moment.
“My desire is to get more wins, my desire is to push the group from the first day of next season to the limit.
“We have some work to do to close the gap and that is what I am. It will be nice to meet him a little closer.
“We are in touch, not personal, but we are in constant contact. He knows directly what is going on with me. It was nice to meet him.”
The clip shared by Chelsea on Twitter ends with the dressing room celebrations where a number of players dance to Fatman Scoop’s Be Faithful.
German defender Antonio Rudiger is celebrating the birth of his second child for the second time in a week.