Thomas Tuchel reacted to RMC Sport’s microphone after Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in what seemed like a rehearsal of the league game ahead of the Champions League final scheduled for May 29.
Did Chelsea take a psychological advantage over Manchester City with this 2-1 victory in the league, three weeks before the reunion in the final of the Champions League? “This is not a disadvantage!” Replied Thomas Tuchel, Saturday at the microphone of RMC Sport in a post-match interview.
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However, there is no question of falling into euphoria and drawing hasty conclusions from this result for the meeting of May 29. “We know very well that a final is a final, recalled the German coach. They will change a lot of positions, maybe us too. But the feeling is that we are able to win here in Manchester. It gives us a lot of confidence. We want to keep this feeling until Istanbul “.
“A huge victory”
Regarding the match, which changed in the last minute of added time, when Chelsea were led 1-0 at the break, Thomas Tuchel was very laudatory towards his players: “It’s huge. a huge victory. Because the intensity and the mentality of the team in the second half was exceptional. We almost completely lost the game in the last five minutes in the first half. We had an injury (Christensen was hit on the action of the goal, editor’s note), a penalty and a goal against us. It didn’t make sense, because it was a first half without chances. A 0-0 “.
“The second half was an exceptional reaction. I’m very proud of the team, it was really deserved. The players are always adapting. And don’t forget the context of the day. We played on Wednesday night, with a day less rest. It was a great effort, “concluded the former coach of Paris Saint-Germain.