"I knew to keep calm and wait for the right gap to open - and it did, quite late."
The tournament which is part of the European Tour has been moved to 2021, returning to a March date which has been a tradition since the first Kenya Open Championship in 1967.
Tuchel's team will face a busy schedule in the coming week with a clash against last season's runners-up Marseille on Sunday, followed by Metz at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Enditem
The bottom features the tiger shape of the Shang Dynasty, symbolizing that the Beijing Winter Olympics will be held in 2022, the Chinese Lunar Year of the Tiger, to wish the athletes participating in the Beijing Winter Olympics a prosperous and victorious life.
Meanwhile the arrival of the experienced Manuel Pellegrini at Betis promises the stability that has been missing at the club in recent seasons and that alone should improve a team that underperformed last time around.
"Icardi, Marquinhos and Mbappe are absentees. All the others are in the squad," Tuchel said in a pre-match conference on Saturday before the challenge against last year's Ligue 1 runners-up.
West Ham United need to progress under coach David Moyes, but could be in for another difficult season, while few will be betting on newcomers Fulham and West Brom to be far from a relegation struggle that given the differences between the bottom six and the top six or seven sides, will probably be decided by results between direct rivals. Enditem
Williams had to come back from a set and a break down to storm to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova while Azarenka dropped just one game against 16th seed Elise Mertens of Belgium to seal a spot in the semifinals.
Having to accept the circumstances, Flick is forced to start into the season with an incomplete squad.
Celta were even closer to the drop than Eibar and have waved goodbye to important loanees Rafinha and Jeison Murillo, while Fiodor Smolov and Pione Sisto have also left.
The IAAF claims that female athletes with natural high levels of testosterone have an unfair advantage over other female runners.