The forward, who worked under the German at Borussia Dortmund, liked his coaching style but admits it wasn’t to everyone’s liking.
Thomas Tuchel “can get very loud very quickly and sometimes says things that hurt” according to one of his former players, Adrian Ramos; however, the forward was a big fan of the German’s methods, although some of his former teammates weren’t so enthusiastic.
Tuchel coached at Borussia Dortmund for two years before moving to Paris Saint-Germain and now Chelsea, where his intense style brought successes and trophies, but he often led to difficult relations with players and acrimonious departures. .
Ramos, who played under Tuchel between 2015 and 2017, says Tuchel never means anything personal when he criticizes players, and his intensity was simply born out of a will to win and a deep love of playing the game. as he wishes.
What did Ramos say about Tuchel?
Addressed exclusively to GoalRamos, who now plays for America de Cali in his home country of Colombia, said: “Thomas is obsessed with football and places extremely high demands on his players, especially from a tactical point of view. Anyone who does not meet these requirements has A problem, so Thomas can get very strong very quickly and sometimes say things that hurt.
“Unfortunately, it’s normal for either one in this business to feel quickly trampled on, but I never got the feeling that he was trying to attack someone personally with his criticism. I got along well with his style. Others don’t. One thing is clear to me: if I ever become a coach, I certainly won’t be screaming as much as Thomas. “
What about Jurgen Klopp?
Ramos was initially signed for Dortmund by Tuchel’s predecessor Jurgen Klopp but soon found himself out of favor as the German side sank to the bottom of the Bundesliga in the middle of a nightmarish 2014-15 season.
Klopp guided Dortmund to safety but left at the end of the season. He moved to Liverpool where he enjoyed immense success, leading them to the Champions League and Premier League titles. Ramos, however, has not forgiven Klopp for his lack of faith and feels he was an example of the whole team’s underperformance.
He said of Klopp: “It was good at first. He really wanted me on his team, but you know what kind of season it was. I thought I was in the wrong movie or that a curse was upon me The season was a disaster.
“Unfortunately after a few games I hardly played anymore. Klopp trusted the other players more. He said I wouldn’t train well enough. Once he even took me out of the squad for sporting reasons. It was bitter. “
“I thought it was unfair, after all, I wasn’t the only player whose form fluctuated. Yes, there are days when you don’t reach the goal even in training. That makes me a worse player? No. It’s a matter of confidence. Even though I learned a lot under Klopp, I only felt his confidence at the beginning. “
How do Klopp and Tuchel compare?
Ramos, now 35, has respect for his two former Dortmund managers, but believes Tuchel is the better coach because he made training more enjoyable and had a greater tactical sense than Klopp.
He said: “It’s part of football to have a better connection with one coach than the other. I don’t blame Klopp, it’s been a very difficult season for him too.
“With Thomas, the fun and learning factor was much more important to me. He taught us to bring more control in our game, but still quickly deepen possession. I liked his philosophy. bring me to Mainz when I was in Hertha. That’s why we were on the same path. “