Thomas Tuchel has admitted he was frustrated when he said the tie against Real Madrid is over.
This is what Thomas Tuchel said earlier:
“Today, is this [tie] alive with this performance? No, not at the moment.
“We have to find ourselves again, I don’t know where we have been since the international break. Tonight was a repetition of the second half against Brentford in a quarter-final against Real Madrid. Five days, seven goals conceded. I don’t think there is a deeper reason for it. It’s alarming
“With everything the game demands, you cannot expect a result from this kind of performance. We were so far off our level, tactically, individually, in shape, in challenges. We tried to play in a new formation and killed the game off with a big mistake.
“It’s never on one player or players, it’s on all of us, including myself. Individually we lost shape and sharpness. Since the international break, we have not looked the same and I don’t have an explanation. We came from a long winning streak where we were competitive, but the first half was by far not good enough.”
However, during the post-match press conference, he reverted to what he said earlier admitting that anything was possible and that his team was going to play to win – as always.
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You can see the Thomas Tuchel speaking in the clip embedded here, with this answer coming after 7 minutes: