Tuchel reveals half-time words and praises Chelsea reaction to adversity

‘At half-time we said let’s continue like it is 0-0 and not lose our heads because of the last three minutes. From there we could go and step up and try and play with courage, have more possession and more possession in their half. This is what the guys did.

‘The momentum changed completely with the goal. I could feel everybody were growing in confidence. We played with more and more quality and pressure. We never stopped attacking.

‘It’s a huge win, a big reaction and a fantastic team performance in the second half in the context we had one less day to recover, it was away, and we had a big win against Real Madrid. That had a huge impact mentally so that was a fantastic reaction from the boys.’

Tuchel spoke on the penalty given and another not after Kurt Zouma and Raheem Sterling came together

‘I am aware you need a bit of luck in any match of football, and we had it on our side in the second half,’ he said about the Zouma challenge.

‘I only saw it live, and I was in fear he would give it.

‘The first one [against Billy Gilmour] was a 50/50 which maybe wasn’t worth overturning by VAR, but if he hadn’t given it live it wouldn’t have been worth overruling. It was a pretty tough one to take.

‘Second one I didn’t see, but I also heard Raheem Sterling was lucky to be on the field because he had a huge foul against Timo Werner.

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