Shakib Al Hasan and Mostafizur Rahman have returned to the country from IPL. The two set foot in Dhaka this afternoon on an Indian chartered plane. A BCB source said.
Institutional quarantine of 14 days is mandatory for India-returnees. Shakib-Mostafiz also have to abide by that rule. The IPL has been postponed due to the corona infection in the teams. Shakib’s two Kolkata Knight Riders cricketers have been attacked by Corona in the bio-safety zone of the organic IPL. Bangladesh will play a three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka at the end of May. Shakib and Mostafiz were scheduled to return home on May 19 to join the team. With the IPL closed, he has come forward a lot. Shakib was dropped from the XI after playing three matches for Kolkata. Mostafiz, however, was in the XI in all the matches played for Rajasthan Royals. Today is his 100th day as a London club. One of the most beautiful 100 days of Thomas Tuchel’s coaching career!
When Chelsea took charge, Chelsea lost their way under Lampard, hoping to somehow save face this season. In what league, in the Champions League … there is no hope around Chelsea then. Tukhel was not suffering from some weakness then? About a month before him, just before Christmas, the news came that PSG was dismissing him. But he took the Neymar-Mbappe club to the Champions League final last season!
After 100 days, it is seen that Chelsea has taken a position in the league, after losing to Real Madrid, it went up again in the final of the Champions League under Tuchel! In the second leg of the semi-final, Real Madrid lost 2-0 to Chelsea (3-1 for Chelsea in two legs). No one else has the record of taking two different clubs to the finals of this European club excellence tournament in two consecutive seasons. Not in the Champions League era, the tournament was known as it was before the table was changed in 1992, the European Cup era, no coach had such a record.Two different clubs, different cultures, different types of players. But with them in two consecutive seasons in two Champions League finals! However, Tuchel is not so obsessed with the incredible record. When asked at the end of yesterday’s match, Tuchel must have done a lot on the way to such a record, the Chelsea coach’s usual smile replied, “Or not.” Because I did not reach the final in a row with the same club! It depends on how you look at it. ‘Of course, he is happy to be in Chelsea’s final. “I am just happy to be here. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a living in football, to have this passion as a profession. Grateful to be able to do something in this level of football, to reach another final. ‘
Tuchel had the players in his hands to cross this path of great achievement. Chelsea have brought in Kai Hawartz, Timo Werner, Hakim Zeesh, Ben Chillwell and Edward Mendy at Lampard’s expense this season. Angolo Kante, Mason Mount, Georgino, Chaser Aspiliketara were not there before.
It was Lampard’s job to build a team with so many stars. Lampard, who showed surprise with the youngsters last season, could not keep up with the availability of such expensive players this season. Chelsea fans are now able to talk about winning the second Champions League title in the third final in the history of the club. Oh, from time to time Chelsea has reached the FA Cup final. They dream of two titles in the season. As well as the fact that Lampard has placed Chelsea at number 9 in the league’s points list, Chelsea is now also at number four in the league. Whether Chelsea wins or loses in this year’s Champions League final, holding on to this position will ensure a Champions League game next season.
Probably another great achievement of Tukhel, who has achieved so much in these 100 days, is that he has faced almost all the best coaches of the time. His record shines there.
Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane lost yesterday, before Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham’s Jose Mourinho (now sacked from Tottenham), Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone. Tukhel has been in eight matches, lost everyone! Simeone has lost twice in two matches! His team did not score a goal in these eight matches!
He has two more great records against yesterday’s opponents Real Madrid and Zidane. Tuchel became the first coach in history to remain unbeaten in six consecutive matches against Real Madrid. And Zidane remained unbeaten in five encounters. There is no other coach in football at the moment who has not lost so many matches against Zidane.
There is really no one like Chelsea’s Tuchel.