Thomas Tuchel sees Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup final and wonders if it all comes to luck.
The Blues could not meet their chances and were accepted by very few, but a pair of VAR decisions went against them en route to the runners-up finish.
After Ayoz Perez caused a turnover by blocking a takedown with his leg, Yuri Tylemains scored an excellent goal moment, taking a big turn from his forearm.
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And the VAR caught Ben Chilwell clearly away from the centimeter in those moments when the Blues had a dramatically stoppage-time equalizer.
He was asked about the first call, and said that he could not explain it.
“My assistant saw it on the screen on the bench and the players said straight away that it’s a handball,” Tuchel said, Through football. London. “For the second time. There was a handball against Arsenal and the VAR did not interfere. Leicester scored today but I am not an expert on handball. I don’t know if this is handball anymore. So I can’t comment And can’t give my opinion and I don’t know why it’s okay. “
Chelsea had 64 percent of the ball, a 13-6 lead in shots, and three of the four shots of the match were on target.
He and the amazing goal of a Tielemans will give you one for a try and one trophy-less ride home.
“We are disappointed and not angry with the boys’ own performance,” Tuchel said. “I think the performance is enough to win it. I think we were unlucky today and we never hid that to win at this level we have to have that. You need speed, decision making, little details, referee .
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“I think we defended well, retaliated well, did not allow one of the best counter-attacking sides in Europe to retaliate. In the first half our decision-making process was very busy. . We tried to forcibly find a solution. We scored two against two and three against three conditions, which were far more promising than that.
“We accepted a goal from nothing. This is a great goal and a lucky goal. We have a chance from Mason, an OfficeDay goal that was very close. We were unlucky today. “
Like many of Man City’s disappointing results earlier this year, the manager was not wrong to retain his team better, but lost. It doesn’t feel reassuring when it comes to the finals … especially with another final looming that could define big-game résumés for the Chelsea tenure of players and staff.