Chelsea were beaten by Real Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Real took a two-goal lead after 24 minutes courtesy of Karim Benzema’s quick-fire brace.

Kai Havertz levelled proceedings before the break, only for Edouard Mendy to gift Benzema his hat-trick just after half-time.

There were no further goals as Real won 3-1.

Thomas Tuchel spoke to the media after the game and he was not happy at all with his side’s performance.


View his interview with BT Sport below…

Speaking to BT Sport, he said: “It is a heavy loss. It was one of the worst first halves that I saw from us here at Stamford Bridge. At this level you cannot play like this. Individually and as a team it was by far not enough. It was far from our standards and then you lose games.


“Passing, where we passed, how we passed when we passed, when we attacked, the ball possession game… first half was so from any standards that we set ourselves that we cannot complain when we lose.”

Tuchel then snapped at the reporter, Des Kelly.

Kelly noted that Tuchel looked fed up. Tuchel responded: “Well, what do you expect? To stand here and smile or what? Of course I am down.”


He added: “We don’t have to go to Madrid we have to go Southampton and it is very important to process this. It is crucial that we go to Southampton. If we keep playing like this we will lose at Southampton and then we will get hammered at Bernabeu.”

Tuchel was not happy at all. In fact, that may be the angriest he’s ever been during his time at Chelsea. View some reaction to the interview below…


Chelsea are next in action against Southampton on Saturday.

The Blues are likely to finish in the top four but will want to keep winning with Tottenham and Arsenal just five points adrift.

Chelsea then travel to Madrid to take on Real in their second leg on Tuesday April 12.

It will be extremely tough but Tuchel’s side are capable of pulling off a comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu.



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