The one point eventually earned against Zenit St Petersburg was not enough to maintain top spot after our final Champions League group game, as Juventus won their match, and Tuchel likened aspects of this European outing with the Premier League defeat at West Ham at the weekend.
‘We had a very good first 15 minutes and then we stopped doing the things we did in the first 15 minutes,’ the boss said of the performance against Zenit.
‘The feeling was we could smile, the feeling was that this is okay what we are doing as we are in charge and we are the better team. But we were forgetting why we were the better team, which was because the level of concentration and the level of physical investment was high enough to be the better team.
‘Once this drops even 10 per cent, once we start managing results and change our behaviour because of what the score is, we get punished. That happened to us at West Ham and it happened to us today.’