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Thomas Tuchel takes a leaf from Jurgen Klopp’s book as he laments Stamford Bridge ground after loss to Arsenal


There were shades of Jurgen Klopp in Thomas Tuchel’s post-match reaction with the Chelsea boss lamenting the state of the Stamford Bridge pitch following their loss to Arsenal.

It was a bad night at the office for the Blues, who suffered a 4-2 home defeat to the Gunners in the Champions League.

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Chelsea’s defense was a comedy of errors

Tuchel admitted too many individual errors were made by his players, with Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah taking advantage of Chelsea’s dismal defense for his two goals.

Meanwhile, the fourth from the opposing team suffered the penalty from Bukayo Saka after being tackled to the ground in the box by Cesar Azpilicueta.

The German said after the game: “It was a wild game in the first half with a good result…

“The number of mistakes is just too high and the number of goals we allow from dramatic mistakes that lead directly to big chances is far too high in the last games.”

However, Tuchel also had a problem with playing conditions, providing defense for Andreas Christensen, whose sloppy backpass led to Arsenal’s opener, which was scored by Nketiah.

Tuchel added: “The pitch is difficult to play here. It might sound like an excuse, but it’s very, very difficult terrain we have here.


Thomas Tuchel takes a leaf from Jurgen Klopp’s book as he laments Stamford Bridge ground after loss to Arsenal

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“It’s not in our favor. The ball bounces very awkwardly past Andreas when he wants to play that ball.

“But still, we made the same mistake against Real Madrid which cost us our place in the next round of the Champions League.”

The complaints will resemble the rebukes Liverpool boss Klopp has had before, after complaining about the state of a pitch, among other things, after poor results for his team.

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