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Thomas Tuchel says his Chelsea team were ‘tired’ and ‘slow’ during disappointing Juventus defeat


Thomas Tuchel was not happy with his team’s performance against Juventus (Picture: Getty)

Thomas Tuchel thinks his Chelsea team were ‘slow, tired and not good enough’ during their 1-0 Champions League defeat against Juventus in Turin.

Chelsea conceded a goal 10 seconds into the second half at the Allianz Stadium when a long ball from kick off was helped on by Federico Bernardeschi into the path of Federico Chiesa, who calmly finished to give Juve all three points. 

The west London club had the majority of the possession throughout the 90 minutes, but struggled to break down a well-drilled Juventus defence that included the impressive duo of Leandro Bonucci and Matthijs de Ligt.

Tuchel was disappointed with the goal his team conceded and admitted that they were ‘not good enough’ to get anything from the match. 

‘It’s impossible in this kind of level to concede a goal like this. We know what’s coming, we got punished for it,’ the German manager said after the match.

‘We started not sharp enough, the first 10-15 minutes should’ve been much more sharp, put more dangerous balls into the box. We had two crucial ball losses where we almost gave goals away. We struggled to create our own rhythm as they were so deep.

Chelsea conceded just 10 seconds into the second half (Picture: Getty)

‘We were not good enough, slow, tired, mentally slow with decision making, it’s a strange one to analyse.’

Chelsea, who went six games unbeaten at the start of the season, have now suffered back-to back defeats against Man City and Juventus. 

They’ll be hoping to bounce back when they host Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, who themselves will be planning to capitalise on the hosts recent poor form.


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