But Spurs boast plenty of other risky players who would love to leave Tuchel wishing they were also not playing.
"In my case, I was there in two different periods and I was champion in two different periods and I'm very happy to have been there before and have that opportunity".
Tuchel, who previously managed Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain, took over the reins from Lampard to embark on his first managerial appointment in the Premier League.
'I spoke with Kylian about a possible coming to PSG.
'Jose's right, ' Tuchel shrugged.
"I submitted my resignation saying that I did not agree with the sporting policy". 'It's clear what he stands for.
"He (Mourinho) builds competitive teams, he builds strong teams".
'Up front they have outstanding quality and speed. Everybody had high hopes from him given his price tag, but he found his first season at the North London club quite hard. It's what he's doing at Tottenham.
He added: 'Of course I miss the France team. Everything is allowed. There are many ways to succeed'.
On Wednesday (AEDT), the former Chelsea and Tottenham boss claimed he had offered to resign due to his frustrations with the running of the club, which came to a head with the signing of Olivier Ntcham, a player he did not ask to be brought in.
'I had a good conversation with him yesterday, I think we found a very common ground.
'The reason he didn't play or was not involved at Sheffield United [on January 17] was everything in relation with the [tendon] injury that he has, ' Mourinho said.
Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso, Dele Alli, and Harry Kane are all ruled out, while Tanguy Ndombele will face a late fitness test after being forced off in the Brighton defeat. We are just waiting for him to be back to normality, to be back to training with the team.
Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have shone in the two recent league games, but the likes of N'Golo Kante and Billy Gilmour would love a recall to the side.