Thomas Tuchel, the head coach, said that Chelsea – midfielder Ruben Loftus Cheek has ‘hidden’his talent all through his career..
Loftus-Cheek, who was introduced in the FA Cup semi-final as a first half substitute against Crystal Palace, excelled in the centre of the pitch and scored the opening goal in a 2-0 win at Wembley Stadium.
Injuries and inconsistent performances have hindered the development of the academy graduate, though the versatile Englishman has produced three strong performances in the space of 9 days.
German football coach Thomas Tuchel demanded more of the same, revealing ITV Sport: “He was very strong in the games against Real Madrid and Southampton, he will have deserved to begin, but we anticipated a back four,” he said. We knew that Ruben had a lot of impact on the bench. I’m very happy.He concealed his ability and potential for some time in his career, “he said. He is able to produce performances on the pitch that everyone can see. “He continues to grow in confidence step by step,” he said.
The 26-year-old’s goal Sunday had been his very first in nearly three years, his earlier strike coming in May 2019 against Eintracht Frankfurt..