Thomas Tuchel tells Ross Barkley to ‘stay humble’ despite Chelsea situation


Jacob Steinberg

  • Midfielder unable to secure a move during transfer window
  • ‘He cannot demand we rely on him,’ says manager

Thomas Tuchel has told Ross Barkley to stay positive and forget about what could have been after the midfielder failed to secure a move away from Chelsea.

Barkley was once seen as one of the brightest young talents in English football but his career is in danger of stalling after a disappointing loan at Aston Villa last season. The 27-year-old, belatedly given a squad number by Chelsea this week, is unlikely to play much before the transfer window opens in January and Tuchel does not know what the future holds for the England international.

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