Chelsea assistant coach Zsolt Lőw has admitted Thomas Tuchel and his backroom staff continue their work to keep the west London club’s players motivated following their Champions League success.

The Blues went on to win the Europe’s elite club competition last season by beating Manchester City in the final.

This season, they won the UEFA Super Cup and are currently leading the league table with 19 points from eight matches, one point ahead of second placed Liverpool.

In the summer window, Romelu Lukaku returned to Stamford Bridge and is currently leading the club’s attacking division. Saúl Ñíguez arrived on loan from Atlético Madrid on deadline day.

“It’s important to keep Chelsea at that level and improve. The summer transfer window has been very good, we have been able to get players that we desperately needed and we can move forward with them,” Lőw told Digi Sport, relayed by Hungary’s Origo.

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“After the Champions League win, it is very difficult and challenging for our players to stay motivated, but we are constantly working on this.”

As Tuchel’s assistant, Lőw was asked to give a brief on his role at Chelsea, something that he has been asked a lot in recent times.

“A lot of people are asking me what exactly my role in the team is. We do everything together from training, planning to creating the framework, tracking the opposition, analysing our matches,” he explained.

“We get together in a small group, and we live and work together all the time when we’re at the training ground.

“We also discuss what we saw during the matches together, we share our experiences together at half-time, we may try to change things. The manager always has the last word, but we always discuss the processes together, so I can always have my say on everything. But it’s always the head coach – Thomas Tuchel – who makes the final decision.”

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Chelsea star Jorginho, who won the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with the Blues, and Euro 2020 with Italy, is in contention to win the Ballon d’Or. Lőw is of the belief the former Napoli star deserves to win the prestigious individual award.

“He is a sensational man who excels not only in his knowledge and quality, but also in his human qualities,” he added.

“I would consider him absolutely deserving if he won the Ballon d’Or, and would be glad that not only would the title of player of the year be decided between two or three offensive players, but there would be an opportunity for someone else to win one with hard work and very great discipline.”