Thomas Tuchel is currently joining his table-topping squad in having a well-earned week away from training and matches, but before it began, he took time to explain on camera the thinking behind the break.

The exclusive interview can be viewed above and in it, Tuchel says:‘Looking at the fixtures in December and January, it's a lot. The Club World Cup is coming and national break travels so we decided here, also for the staff, to give one week off completely.

‘It’s to give everybody the chance to recover, also mentally, and to recharge the batteries because December and January will be tough, no more breaks, and we want to push the team to the limit and that's why we use the time now.’Watch the video to learn how Tuchel is spending this week, and visit our Videos section for plenty more video content.