Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that Saul Niguez made “big mistakes” during his debut against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Tuchel included the on-loan Atletico Madrid midfielder from the start of the game.
However, Saul was taken off during the break with the Blues leading 1-0.
“I had the feeling that he struggled. There were some big mistakes, passing mistakes, and he struggled with the intensity. You could see he isn’t fully adapted.
“It’s completely my responsibility. I had the feeling he could jump in for us and play at that level. I [then] thought it was maybe better to change him, but it doesn’t change anything [about how I see him],” Tuchel told Sky Sports.
The head coach later added: “It’s very hard. You can either do it or not do it. I told him before it was my responsibility if it does not work out for the matter of your life. He struggled a bit, created some half-chances for Aston Villa.”