The manager of Chelsea Football Club, Thomas Tuchel, has given his verdict on the Blues’ defeat to Brentford at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea lost the game within ten minutes after Antonio Rudiger put the Blues in front in the second half of the game. The Blues were coming into the game with a lot of confidence winning six consecutive league games.
We gave the game away in ten minutes, I don’t know exactly why, but in terms of defending and in terms of winning the crucial challenges, we gave the game away in ten minutes. There was no need to because after 20/25 minutes we were dominating. Dominating the rhythm, dominating the game. We go one goal ahead which was absolutely deserved in that moment and, yeah, very unusual for us and very untypical.
Tuchel while speaking to Talksports said, he could not explain how his team lost concentration in ten minutes.
I cannot explain it. You need to analyse every little goal.But it does not happen that often that you can explain it. Maybe we thought, ‘We are through,’ because we were in total control at this moment. We started the second half very, very good. I don’t know, maybe we thought, ‘It’s already done,’ and got punished.
He also added that it was a surprise that his team lost to the Bees at Stamford Bridge.
Yeah of course we are surprised when we lose 4-1 at home against Brentford. I think everybody is surprised, of course.We know that the league is tough and we respect the opponent, and we know that it can be difficult for a favourite team like us to come out of an international break and restart. It’s our job to control the game and to play against a team who defend deep around the box with ten players.
Chelsea will have tto get the result behind them quickly as they play Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, April 5th, 2022.