Sat 14 May 2022 | 20:19

Tuchel: We are disappointed but at the same time proud

Chelsea lost in the FA Cup final after a 6-5 penalty shootout against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The game finished goalless after 120 minutes.


now has lost three

FA Cup

finals in a row. Thomas Tuchel's side also lost this season's Carabao Cup to


in a penalty shootout.

Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount missed their penalties for Chelsea. Sadio Mane for Liverpool also missed his penalty and Kostas Tsimikas scored the crucial penalty.

Tuchel after the game told BBC Sport:

”Like in the last final, the Carabao Cup, no regrets. I told the team I was proud.

"We played 240 minutes of final team against maybe the most dangerous attacking team in the world and it's 0-0. We lose on penalties and we are disappointed and sad, but at the same time proud because we showed everything that we need.

"I was sure during the match the momentum was on our side but unfortuantely I was not right."

Tuchel added: "We have everything it takes to win trophies, we proved it by the way. We have a Club World Cup and a European Super Cup and I don't feel sorry this was at the beginning of the season and in winter.

"We were good in Champions League, strong in both domestic cups, we can produce peak performances and we have the mentality in the club to shape the mentality of the players, but Man City and Liverpool have shown you need this on a consistency."

Tuchel also explained why Kai Havertz and Timo Wener were absent in the final.

"Kai did not train yesterday because of hamstring problems and he thought if he trained he would injure himself. We left it until the last test this morning but it was not possible.

"Timo was injured and uncomfortable during the warm-up and said he could not play."

source: SportMob

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