It was a frustrating afternoon at Stamford Bridge for Tuchel and his players, as we dominated throughout the first half but couldn’t find the opening goal, before conceding from an error against the run of play shortly after the break and having to battle back to secure a 1-1 draw.
However, our head coach wasn’t letting the result get him down, as he believes his team would have been worthy winners in the game, but the nature of the sport means frustrating matches like this one are always a possibility, despite our impressive recent form.
‘For sure, this match, it’s hard to imagine that you can drop points, because we were the better team and we were the team who set the rhythm and intensity and high ball wins,’ said Tuchel after the final whistle. ‘We’re disappointed but we have no regrets.
‘This can happen in football, we know it. It does not feel good when it happens, but it’s like this. I told the team I am happy with their performance and the way we played. I’m happy with the way we play and I’m happy with the courage that we show and the intensity and the will and the intensity. It’s a hungry team and a team that plays with a lot of effort and this is what I like, because it’s exciting to coach and also exciting to watch.
‘When you play a game like against Juventus, if you maybe don’t score the first goal from a set-piece or if Thiago doesn’t save the Morata chance on the line, it’s always possible you play the exact same game and you play a draw. This can happen. We don’t want it to happen and we try hard to get the reward for performances like this, but I’m absolutely happy with what the players put in.
‘We created chances, we created deliveries, we had a huge amount of shots. Can we take them better? Yes. We had so many high ball recoveries, can we maybe create a bit more chances and superiority out of them? Yes, maybe. But we put in an effort and I think the spectators feel that so the energy is right, the quality is right, the result is the result. It is today not in our favour. It should be, but we have to accept it.’