Saturday 20th February 2021
“… then the problem is clear”
Tuchel very angry, although the series holds
Coach Thomas Tuchel is still undefeated with Chelsea. However, his blues with the German national players Timo Werner and Antonio Rüdiger in the starting eleven in the English Premier League did not get beyond a 1-1 (0-1) at FC Southampton.
Three days before the first leg of the first leg in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid, which will be played in Bucharest, Mason Mount (54th) gave the Tuchel-Elf a point with a penalty in Southampton. Kai Havertz was not in the squad due to injury.
The team of former Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl could have taken the lead again in the second half, but Jannik Vestergaard headed the ball to the crossbar in the 74th minute.
The Premier League is tough”
The Premier League is tough. It’s good for us that we scored a point against such a strong team.”
Tuchel, on the other hand, was pissed off: “We not only had possession of the ball in the opposing half, but good possession, we lacked quality in the last 20 meters, that’s the truth.” His team lacked the determination, “the aggressiveness and more one-on-one chances. We controlled 80 meters, all counterattacks and if you control the game like that and you need a penalty to score a goal, then the problem is clear.”
In the Premier League table, Chelsea initially stayed in fourth place. Liverpool FC has the chance to overtake the Blues with a derby win with at least three goals difference against Everton FC in the evening. West Ham United could overtake Tottenham Hotspur at home on Sunday.