Defeat a big wake up call for me and players, says Thomas Tuchel after 5-2 defeat to West Brom
Chelsea's 14-match unbeaten run under Thomas Tuchel came to a dramatic halt as the Blues were thrashed 5-2 by lowly West Brom at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea completely failed to adapt to Thiago Silva's first-half red card, and Tuchel said in his post-match interview that the defeat can serve as wake up call for both him and the players.
Chelsea's German head coach Thomas Tuchel gestures from the side-lines during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge in London on April 3, 2021.
But Tuchel was humble in defeat and admitted there are lessons to be learned from defeat.
“After the red card we were not able to cope with the situation,” Tuchel told BT Sport. “I don’t know why.
“After the red we could not adapt. We gave away two very easy goals before half time, but even in the second half, what could go wrong went wrong. We have to accept a big loss today, so maybe it’s a big wake up call for all of us, me included.
“We had too many ball losses, even before the goals. But after the red it was impossible to adapt.
“It cannot get worse, but it’s not typical of us. We will get the right response. This is sport and that is absolutely necessary. We will shake it off, digest it and continue.”
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