Thomas Tuchel Chelsea vs Real Madrid the series is not open | Champions League

A magical night at Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid, who took advantage of an error by Edouard Mendy to extend the lead with a fiery and inspired Karim Benzema who once again reigned with a hat-trick. Kai Havertz closed the gap with a header to decorate the result and not go scoreless for his home side. Although the difference is two goals, and in football, comebacks have been seen, Thomas Tuchel, technical director of Chelsea was forceful and with pessimistic overtones, he does not believe that they can reverse the key to the quarterfinals at the Santiago Bernabéu.

After 90 minutes in London, the Stamford Bridge surrendered at the feet of Karim Benzema in a location of the sports venue where Spaniards attended. Thomas Tuchel touched on a new problem at a press conference that was added to all the negative factors that have diminished Chelsea’s game since Roman Abramovich’s rumor of selling the team sounded.

The German coach gave interviews after the defeat against Real Madrid. It was clear and forceful that the tie is very complicated to reverse on April 13 at the Santiago Bernabéu in the Spanish capital, ‘no, it is not alive. Since the international break we haven’t found our rhythm. We have to get it back. We can’t think about the Bernabéu, we have to think about Saturday, because at this level we can’t think she’s alive. I’m more worried about Southampton than Real Madrid, because that’s what we had before’.

Additionally, he questioned the comebacks that have been presented to show that it will be very difficult to achieve it, ‘How many teams in the world manage to come back from this? Get three goals? It’s not realistic. I changed the formation because we had to raise the level and so I thought we could hurt him, but we made a big mistake after three minutes.

This week, Chelsea have conceded several goals at Stamford Bridge. For the Premier League they started winning against Brentford, but the visit thrashed them 1-4. In Champions, the current champions received a bucket of cold water with a tough 1-3 defeat. A new ordeal for the Teuton without a doubt.

Regarding the above, Thomas Tuchel said, ‘before the break we were on a good run and we played at a high level. We haven’t changed anything, but we have conceded seven goals in two games. It is alarming. The individual decisions have been very far from our level after 1-2’.

Finally, Tuchel spoke about the wear and tear that the calendar has left on them, ‘I am surprised by the number of games we have played in 2022. We are the ones who have played the most together with Liverpool and we are the only ones who have not had five changes. The calendar is not our friend at this part of the season’, concluded the German.