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Thomas Tuchel cries “cheap” Chelsea and admits he expected even better in Juventus loss

Juventus striker Federico Chiesa scored the winner just 11 seconds into the second half and now Chelsea’s path into the knock-out stages is not looking so straightforward

Thomas Tuchel admitted he was furious after his side conceded a “cheap goal” and crashed to a 1-0 Champions League defeat at Juventus.

Chelsea boss Tuchel said he could not explain why his players were “not sharp enough” after a second damaging defeat in the space of five days.

Juventus striker Federico Chiesa scored the winner just 11 seconds into the second half and now Chelsea’s path into the knock-out stages is not looking so straightforward.

Tuchel said: “[It is] impossible on this kind of level to concede a goal like this in the first seconds of the second half. I felt us slow, tired, mentally slow with our decision making.

“I didn’t feel us fresh today mentally. We were in training yesterday. Today it was not like this. I don’t know why. If you need any proof, look at the two ball losses in the first half and the cheap goal we gave away.

“We had ball possession, high recoveries but two crucial ball losses. You can’t have this on this kind of level. We struggled to create our own rhythm and find our own intensity. It is not easy.”

“We can maybe accept ball losses in the last 20 metres, we were lacking runs. We were so good yesterday in training but not good enough, not free enough today.

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