Chelsea coach, German Thomas Tuchel, could not hide his frustration with the captain, Spanish Cesar Azpilicueta, after his mistake that led to Everton’s 1-0 victory, in the match hosted by “Goodison Park”, which was held on Sunday May 1, for the 35th round. From the English Premier League football competitions.
The winning goal for the hosts came through the Brazilian player Richarlison in the 47th minute, taking advantage of a mistaken pass from Azpilicueta, after which the Everton striker scored the goal and put the ball into the Blues’ net.
Despite possessing 79% of possession in the match, and forcing England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to make some amazing saves, Chelsea could not equalize, and stuck to 66 points in third place, only 3 points from its London rival Arsenal, who is in fourth place. .
On the other hand, Everton maintained his hopes of staying in the English Premier League, as he raised his score to 32 points in 18th place (third from the bottom), while playing a game less than Burnley and Leeds United, who are in the 16th and 17th places, respectively, with 34 points.
What did Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel say after the loss from Everton?
Speaking about his team’s defeat in his post-match press conference, Tuchel stressed that Chelsea need to get rid of basic mistakes in big games, and the coach was asked about Azpilicueta’s mistake and if there was anything he could do to prevent this from happening in the future.
According to Football.London, Tuchel replied: “No, what can I do? The ball was free. It’s the worst thing that can happen to you. We struggle to play without big mistakes. That’s why we fight for results.”
Regarding the lack of involvement of the Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku in the second half, the Chelsea coach said: “Because we had to remove the Italian Jorginho and we only had 3 changes. If there were 4 substitutions, I would have involved Lukaku.”
Regarding the absence of Frenchman N’Golo Kante against Everton, Tuchel explained that the midfielder is still suffering from pain after the injury he suffered against Manchester United last, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
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