Thomas Tuchel in an interview, Tuchel explained why he failed to bring in Timo Werner in, in the FA Cup final after he told his manager he felt ‘uncomfortable’ in the warm-up. Although, Romelu Lukaku struggled to make an impact for Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat against Liverpool.
‘Timo was injured and uncomfortable during the warm-up and said he could not play.’
The defeat was especially painful for Chelsea given it mirrored the penalty shootout heartache they suffered against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final earlier this season.
No doubt, Tuchel was reluctant to write off a campaign which included European Super Cup and Club World Cup triumphs as a failure.
‘Like in the last final, the Carabao Cup, no regrets. I told the team I was proud.
‘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 had many players out and N’Golo with one training session and Mateo playing with an ankle that I didn’t know it was possible to fit into a shoe.’