'It didn't sound good': Neil Warnock worried by what he's heard from Thomas Tuchel after last night
Neil Warnock was left worried after hearing the post-match interview of Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel after his side’s defeat to Real Madrid last night.
Blues manager Tuchel watched his team suffer a crushing 3-1 defeat at home to Madrid on Wednesday night. Therefore, they’re now big underdogs when they travel to Madrid next week for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie.
The Chelsea coach was clearly angry when questioned by the media after the defeat.
For example, he was asked whether the European tie was still alive after the 3-1 loss in the first leg:
“No, not at the moment. No,” he responded.
Click here for his full interview.
Former Premier League manager Warnock reacted after hearing Tuchel’s post-match comments:
“That’s probably the worst I’ve ever heard him on an interview since he’s been at Chelsea,” Warnock told talkSPORT.
“I didn’t sense that he believed he could turn it around. I think the players have got to have the manager talking like they believe in them. I don’t think it was good vibes last night.
“I know it’s 3-1, it’s almost impossible, but you’ve seen these games turn… You can’t just put the white flag up. It didn’t sound good last night.”
Chelsea HT plans obliterated instantly
Yes, the Blues were second best during the opening 45 minutes against Madrid last night.
However, Kai Havertz’s goal meant that the hosts only trailed 2-1.
A couple of half-time substitutions from Tuchel saw him change formation, and the momentum was definitely with Chelsea going into the second period.
However, a mistake from goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in the first minute of the second half gift-wrapped Madrid and Karim Benzema a third goal of the contest.
The Spanish giants went into a strong defensive mode to ensure they left Stamford Bridge with a two-goal aggregate lead.
It’s understandable that Tuchel was really frustrated after two strong back-to-back losses, but there is very little time to recover before a Premier League match with Southampton on Saturday.