We were not good enough – Tuchel

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed his disappointment after losing against Juventus on Wednesday.

The reigning European champions lost 1-0 against the Italian side in their second Uefa Champions League group game.

They have now lost twice in a space of five days, with only one shot on target in total. Last weekend, the Blues lost against Manchester City in the English Premier League – this was their first league defeat of the season.

Speaking to the media following the loss at the Allianz Stadium, Tuchel admitted that his side was not good enough on the day.

“I felt we were a bit slow and tired, mentally slow in our decision making. That’s why it’s a strange one to analyse.

“We were so good yesterday in training, but not good enough, not free enough today. I don’t know why, it was the whole team.”

This was only the second time the London-based club have lost consecutive games since Tuchel was appointed in January.

Chelsea were caught out after the restart as Federico Chiesa scored the earliest Champions League second half goal since the 2003/04 season.

“At this level you can not concede an easy goal like this in the first seconds of the second half,” added Tuchel.

“When you know what’s coming and you have defensive organisation like we have, normally it’s always possible to defend it. We got punished for it.

“We should have been much, much sharper. We should have asked more questions,” he concluded.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said he was very pleased with his side’s performance.

“Sailors always find the way out of a storm. Tonight was a good game against the European champions.

“Technically we could have played better, but we suffered a bit and we missed a couple of counter-attacks. Two games, six points, zero goals conceded, another step towards qualification, a good step forward.”

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By FARPost Reporter