Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel blasts staff for lack of hunger in loss to Zagreb

Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel lambasted his squad for exhibiting no hunger or dedication of their 1-zero Champions League defeat at Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, saying he did not see this efficiency coming after he thought they’d turned a nook.

The loss was Chelsea’s third in 5 video games and the Premier League side appeared poor in assault and flat-footed in defence after they conceded a counter-assault objective early inside the major half.

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An indignant Tuchel additionally blamed himself, however mentioned it was not the efficiency he anticipated after Chelsea narrowly beat West Ham United over the weekend.

“I did not see it coming, clearly i used to be inside the improper film,” Tuchel instructed reporters. “i assumed that the final sport helped us. i assumed the staff was ready, i assumed all of us know what that is all about.

“i do not actually know the place this efficiency right now comes from. a scarcity of dedication, a scarcity of hunger and a scarcity of depth to actually do the issues that we’d like on the best stage. we’re clearly not the place we want to be.

“i am indignant about our efficiency. it is not exact enough, it is not medical enough, it is not aggressive enough on the ball, it is not decided enough. it is not okay individually, it is not okay as a staff.”

Tuchel mentioned they did not underestimate Zagreb, however added that Chelsea dropping focus has been the “story of the earlier couple of video games” the place they start effectively earlier than conceding targets.

“We start okay for 15 to twenty minutes, however then lacked dedication, precision and presumably even lacked the odor of blood,” Tuchel added.

“We conceded a objective with two gamers in a counter-assault — by no means occurred earlier than. i do not understand why it occurred right now. it is clearly my job to analyse it.

“We should be significantly elevated. we aren’t completely satisfied with our outcomes, we aren’t completely satisfied with the best method we play in your whole, however i assumed we had been on an unimaginable method. i am a bit shocked by this efficiency right now.”