Apparently, no one was as sad as Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel after his team poor performance against Brighton. Tuchel has delivered his verdict on team’s performance after the 1-1 draw against Brighton (via BT Sport):
“We looked tired and we are. It’s like this. We knew they were well prepared, had more time to prepare and you saw at the end that the stadium celebrated like it was a victory.
“That is what you face. We tried everything but you could see we were mentally and physically tired.
“We need some days off. The boys need some days off there is no other solution.
“I did not see many teams control Brighton over 90 minutes. They play brave and bring people to your box to create chances. Of course if you can take a half-chance for a second goal you can go out and win and this is what we normally would be up to.
“At the moment it is difficult to be too harsh on our players as I know what is going on.”
The gaffer added that he will give the team two days off now before the next match. The Blues have dropped out of the Premier League title race and have managed to win just three of their last 11 games in the competition.
They will face Spurs next before the FA Cup 4th round and then fly off for the Club World Cup semi-final.