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Solskjaer caused worst defeat of my career - Tuchel

Sat 27 February 2021 | 9:40

The elimination of Paris Saint-Germain against Manchester United in the Champions League has been the bitterest memory of the German coach.

Chelsea

boss Thomas Tuchel has claimed that Paris Saint-Germain's defeat in the round of 16 of the Champions League to Manchester United was the most difficult defeat of his coaching career.

In March 2019, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team headed to Park des Princes after a 2-0 defeat and suffered an injury crisis, but were able to turn the game around in the final moments and advance to the next stage of the Champions League. Chelsea will face United on Sunday, the first meeting between the two coaches in the Premier League. Now Tuchel described his team's previous match against Solskjaer as the toughest defeat of his coaching career.

He told reporters:

"I can be very honest after that match I was two days in a very dark place and I can tell you I was not able to speak to anybody and to think about anything else [other] than this defeat," Tuchel told reporters ahead of Sunday's clash.

"That was maybe the worst defeat that I experienced because it came from nowhere. In the circumstances that it arrived, I was for two days in a dark place for a coach to be at.

"There is no way you can compare these two games with each other. I told you how I felt after this defeat in the Champions League. We all know that defeats are hard to digest.  Am I a good loser? So so. Maybe not so much, but show me a good loser on this level.

"I would love to turn it around. We love the competition and we love to win and we love a good fight for it, and this is what we will hopefully get on Sunday."

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