Thomas Tuchel believes that Lewis Hall, a teenager, thoroughly deserves the opportunity to make his FA Cup debut against Chesterfield in the third round.
The 17-year-old was named man of the match at Stamford Bridge, as he assisted on three of Chelsea’s opening four goals en route to a 5-1 triumph.
Along with appreciating the youth player’s performance, Tuchel lauded Hall’s application and mentality during recent training sessions.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference, Tuchel said: “It was his performance in general and his attitude in training. The quality he showed was very calm and very good in our possession games and the little games he trained in. We never really trained with the full squad so it was more small-sided games but he was good.”
“It’s clear what we demand in the players in the position. We have a very supportive dressing room and this is very good for the young boys. They have to step up and show what they are capable of and they did again.”
Hall claimed following the game that he was ‘left shaking’ upon learning of his Chelsea debut.