LONDON – Chelsea coach , Thomas Tuchel, was very disappointed to see his team finished off by Brentford 1-4 in the match week 31 of the 2021-2022 Premier League on Saturday 2 April 2022 evening WIB. According to the German coach, the main reason they lost was because Chelsea did not defend well when they were ahead.
Yes, the match, which was held at Stamford Bridge, actually took the lead in the 48th minute. Antonio Rudiger gave Chelsea the lead thanks to his hard kick against Brentford.
However, Brentford then managed to score, through Vitaly Janelt’s two nicks in the 50th and 60th minutes. Followed by Christian Eriksen (54′) and Yoane Wissa (87′).
Tuchel also admitted that he did not expect his team to concede. However, he realized that the Blues did not defend properly so they finally conceded.
“Nobody expected it, especially after going 1-0 up. This is very unusual for us. However, we did stop defending,” said Tuchel quoted by the BBC, Sunday (3/4/2022).
“We didn’t realize the danger that was coming, and were careless in defending and got punished,” he added
The former Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) tactician admitted that his team had also missed several opportunities. As a result, they are increasingly left behind and finally swallow defeat.
They were able to maximize the 10 minutes they got. After conceding three goals, we had our chances and missed them. We didn’t defend as needed at Premier League level.”
The defeat to Brentford is clearly very bitter considering they fell at home. The result also makes Chelsea’s position in third place in the Premier League standings unsafe because it could be overtaken by Arsenal, who are now only five points away.