See What Chelsea Coach Tuchel Said Ahead Of Real Madrid Game

Thomas Tuchel. Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said his team is focused ahead of today’s UEFA Champions League fixture against Real Madrid.

Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday, the German said his team had a day off after the humiliating home defeat against Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday.

He said, “We had a day off which was maybe important to digest it. We talked about it but no special team talk. We spoke openly about it in a debrief which is normal.

“We set new targets which is normal in sports. We did not like what happened, it was very untypical for us and consider it the exception to the rule.

“We were open to ourselves and allowed ourselves to focus on the match tomorrow because it’s what is needed.”

Speaking on Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti potentially missing game through Covid-19, Tuchel said, “I’m pretty sure he can be the team talk and be in charge of players. But it’s always nicer to be there and have direct influence.

“As coaches, we like to be in the middle of the group and communicate with a smile, words. I hope he still makes it. I have the information he will try to arrive in the evening tomorrow.”


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