Tuchel: We were simply unlucky

Sun 16 May 2021 | 6:02

The Blues boss believes his side have displayed ‘enough’ quality to win the FA Cup.


were defeated 1-0 against

Leicester City

in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Youri Tielemans

' spectacular long-range shot just after the hour mark was enough for

Brendan Rodgers

’ side to win the Foxes' first-ever FA Cup title. Chelsea scored a late equalizer, but

Ben Chilwell

’s goal was disallowed by VAR. In a post-match interview,

Thomas Tuchel

has spoken about his team’s performance.

"Of course we're disappointed, but we're not angry with our performance or our boys,"

Tuchel told a press conference.

"I think this performance is enough to win the game. We were simply unlucky.

"We've never hidden the fact that you need luck in this game to win at this level. In some moments you need little details, some decisions, referee's decision-making, sometimes a shot like today.

"I think we defended very, very well. We were very aggressive in counter-pressing, we defended very high up the pitch. We did not allow any counter chances for one of the most dangerous counter-attacking teams in Europe.

"We did not allow any half-chances, any chances. I was absolutely happy with the work rate and intensity."

This was Chelsea’s second defeat of the week. They were beaten 1-0 by


in their last Premier League match on Wednesday. The Blues' league battle against Leicester City on Tuesday will be decisive in their race for a top-four finish.

"We will talk about what we did good and what we can do better to be ready for Tuesday,"

Tuchel said.

"This is it in sports. There is no team that never loses, no player or no single sports guy. It is about bouncing back, showing mentality and belief again.

"We missed out on a trophy and are very sad about it. But we have another competition with two finals against Leicester and Aston Villa [in the Premier League], then another final [in the Champions League].

"We have enough to do. We cannot regret too long."

Tuchel's team will play against

Manchester City

in the Champions League final on May 29 .

source: SportMob

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