Under Thomas tuchel’s time as Chelsea’s manager, Success in the UCL has turned into an entitlement for the Blues.
During Chelsea’s semifinal tie against Real Madrid in the UCL, where they lost to the white side of Madrid via the world-class performance of Karim Benzema and the Blazing techniques of Vinicius, Tuchel revealed to the media the main cause of Chelsea’s semifinal exit from the UCL.
What was the Main Cause of Chelsea Semifinal Exit
Injuries were the main cause of the blues exit from the ucl as tuchel in his quote below highlighted his team lost a lot in terms of tactical and attacking flexiblity due to Reece James injury.
“When I see today Reece James play and we missed him for 12 weeks, I am very impressed we are still in the top three.”
“We were so close to reaching another semi-final in the UCL, and reached finals in both cups because you see the amount of quality that was missing.”
According to Thomas Tuchel Reece James’ absence from the squad due to injury wasn’t only the main cause of Chelsea’s underperformance, Several players were ruled unavailable which made Chelsea tactically weak to face the claws of Real Madrid.
“Today other key players are missing in Mateo Kovacic, who was so decisive at the beginning of the season, same with N’Golo Kante, same with Ben Chilwell. This was the story of the season.”
The players that should have performed underperformed. Lukaku during the first leg was awful. Certainly, Chelsea made a waste of the 100 million euros splashed on him during the summer.