THOMAS TUCHEL is waiting Timo Werner in spite of admitting his star striker suffered another stinker.
Christian Pulisic’s precious away objective puts Chelsea in command of their Champions League semi last against Real Madrid.
However boss Tuchel reckons it could have been even better had it not been for missed out on possibilities to put the very first leg to bed – with ₤ 47million Werner guilty of a second horrendous miss out on in succeeding video games.
Tuchel stated: “He missed a big one at West Ham and missed out on another one here that doesn’t assist.
” But it likewise does not help to cry about it, or to regret all of it the time.
” It is like this. There are millions of individuals who have harder things to deal with than chances you miss out on, so this is the good idea about sport. Nobody cares tomorrow.
” We were sad and upset at the time. He is upset and maybe disappointed.
” Tomorrow he has a free day then he has to get his chin up. He is an expert man, a top guy.
” He is getting in the positions so from there we go on. We will never stop pushing or thinking I have the feeling everybody accepts the circumstance like it is. If he ratings in the next video game no one will speak about it.
” Our objective was well should have and we must have scored a minimum of another.
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” We looked positive and strong and conceded a goal out of nothing which can always occur against individual quality. A bit more composure and accuracy and we could have won.”
Werner missed a golden chance to put Chelsea ahead in the opening attack of the first leg and was hooked with 24 minutes left. He has scored just three objectives this year.
Tuchel pointed to the chaotic Premier League schedule as another factor which hindered his team’s possibilities of a shock win in Spain.
He added: “Perhaps we could have chosen this match In the very first half an hour when we were playing so, so highly.
” We just had 2 days in between two away games. Those games were very requiring physically and mentally so you might feel that in the decision making, losing the ball and velocity. Another day would have been excellent for us.
” Nothing is sure. Everything is possible and we need to fight for every benefit that we want to have. We believe in ourselves.”
Former Chelsea star Eden Risk came off the bench following injury to face his old club however stopped working to make an impact.
The Belgian midfielder admitted: “It could be even worse, might be much better. I feel in much better condition now so I’m happy I can play again. It’s always good to bet buddies. But I just want to win.”
Chelsea will reach their second Champions League final if they stop Madrid scoring in next Wednesday’s 2nd leg in London.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said: “We had some troubles in the first half but in the second we were much better so its a fair result. We played a very good group, really quick especially on their top line.”
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