Thomas Tuchel Unhappy About Chelsea’s Performance
Thomas Tuchel lashed out on his team’s performance against Arsenal. Arsenal’s Coach Mikel Arteta together with his new signings smashed Chelsea in the pre season match a whopping 4-0. Goals from New signing Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Sambi Lokonga sealed the victory.
Tuchel speaking to the press after the match said: “I think we deserved to lose – which is fair enough – because we were simply not good enough. “We were absolutely not competitive. The worrying part is the level of commitment, physically and mentally, for this match was not the same, it was far higher for Arsenal than us.
“We can argue they played with I think their strongest line-up; they’ve had now together several weeks and for more than one year. They’ve strengthened their line-up, played the same structure, and this is the line-up they’ll try to start Premier League games.
“It was not our strongest line-up and this is part of an explanation, but only a little part. The other part is worrying.”
Thomas Tuchel Speaks about Transfers
Speaking about signing Kounde: “There is no update, no update. “The analysing of the season does not change because of this game”Unfortunately, it proved my point and the last week proves my point. I would prefer to not be right and I did everything to prove myself wrong, but at the moment I feel I was right when I look at the last season and at the parts of the game where we struggled and how we struggled.
“We got sanctioned and players left us, we know that some players are trying to leave us, and this is where it is. We had an urgent appeal for quality players and a huge amount of quality players. We’ve got two quality players that is no doubt but we are not competitive like this. And unfortunately, we could see it today.” “At the moment, given the last two weeks, given our last week and given the game today we should not mention the two teams in front of us.
“We got, like, absolutely beaten by a team that does not play Champions League next season, that is behind us. And it seems at the moment far ahead of us.”
The Pre Season Tour in General
“It was long. It was long, for sure. “Also hard. It was long and we could see – we could feel the energy, the energy level dropped after Las Vegas and after the Charlotte game because of a lot of travelling. And very humid and very hot temperature made it tough because we are now two weeks on the road.
“So yeah, that’s also a point, but it’s not the only point. It’s a little point in the explanation why we did not look fresh. I did not expect it today. Also we lowered a bit the intensity and volume in training over the last days but not in a way that we could expect to have fresh legs. So that was not the biggest surprise. But there’s a difference between being tired and playing like this.”
“My personal feeling, I don’t know if I ever lost a match in pre-season 4-0. I cannot remember not winning two matches in a row in a pre-season
“I am a huge fan of a strong pre-season for everything. For the atmosphere, for the feeling, for the performance, for the belief.
“So I’m in it. Of course, I’m a part of it. Need to find solutions. We fly home now. And we have one and a half days only and Tuesday afternoon we need to present solutions. We need to present actions, like, we, me, coaching staff, together with our team to stand up again and find a way through this because it hurts at the moment.”