Thomas Tuchel Explains Reasons For Losing His First Final As A Chelsea Manager

Chelsea lost 1-0 to Leicester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley that keeps Thomas Tuchel still waiting for his first-ever trophy as a Chelsea manager.

Speaking in the post-match interview, Thomas Tuchel explained: “We are disappointed and not angry with our performance from the boys.

“I think the performance is enough to win it. I think today we were unlucky and we’ve never hidden that we need to have that to win at this level. You need momentum, decision making, little details, the referee.

“I think we defended well, counter-pressed well, didn’t allow counter-attacks by one of the best counter-attacking sides in Europe.”

The German gaffer added: “Our decision-making in the first half was too hectic, we tried to force the solution.

“We created two against two and three against three situations that were more promising than we made of it.

“We had a big chance with Azpi [Azpilicueta] and in the second half, we controlled the game. We conceded a goal from nothing. It’s a fantastic goal and a lucky goal.

“We have a chance from Mason [Mount], an offside goal that was very close. We were unlucky today.”

A goal from Youri Tielemans was enough for Leicester City to lift their first-ever FA Cup trophy.

It was a poor performance from Chelsea but hopefully, we will focus on preparing for the Champions League final now.

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