Porto manager Sergio Conceicao claimed that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insulted him at the end of the second-leg game as the Blues progress to the semi-final despite the 1-0 second-leg defeat on Tuesday.
Right after the final whistle, the Porto was seen talking to the referee after exchanging words with Tuchel.
When asked about the conversation in his post-match interview, Conceicao said that he was complaining about insulting words that were thrown at him, although he initially did specify who it was.
“I was insulted by this gentleman who is next to me,” he told TVI24 (via Record).
“I was telling the referee that the fourth official heard these insults. That’s all.”
But he later mentioned Tuchel’s name in his press conference, although he admitted that he could not really catch what the Chelsea manager allegedly said due to a language barrier.
“My English is not perfect and there is no point in talking about this, but I was insulted by Thomas Tuchel,” he explained (via Porto’s official website).
“There was no exchange of words on my part, so I didn’t understand the reaction. I didn’t even speak to him during the game.”