Tuchel talks about Brentford’s Defeat and the impact on Real Madrid’s upcoming tie: Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel stated that his team’s 4-1 hammering of Brentford was unaffected by their forthcoming Champions League match against Real Madrid.
The Blues are presently prepared to play the current La Liga leaders in the hopes of advancing to the European competition’s semi-finals.
Last season, Chelsea met Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, winning the tie due to goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount in the second leg before going on to win the cup after defeating Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Tuchel said his players were unaffected by their approaching game with Real Madrid after his side’s league setback.
“Perhaps if we lost 1-0 or 2-0, or if we started late,” he said, according to football.london. “This, however, was not the case.
“We battled at first, but I sensed that we were psychologically exhausted. It’s not current enough. This is very normal.
“Yesterday, we were wearing gloves and it was snowing in training. Today, it was very, very warm.
“Again, it’s more difficult for us than them to play as the underdog and be well prepared for this match. We are well prepared but are in one half of a training session.
“It is more difficult, but in the context of all this, I am ok with the first half. The half-time speech was like this.
“A reminder to keep on going, a reminder of where the spaces are, where we want to accelerate, where we want to stay patient, where we want to take more risks and it would come with more fluidity. And it did. We started very well.
“I did not see the distraction there so why should we be distracted and think about Real Madrid when we are one goal ahead.
“Maybe it was the general feeling that now we are ahead and have it, and we got punished for that.”