Thomas Tuchel concedes Chelsea lost confidence in defeat to Man City. While Pep Guardiola praises his side’s display.
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Thomas Tuchel conceded his previously unbeaten Chelsea side lacked confidence against Manchester City, as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea went into the fixture on the back of consecutive 3-0 wins in the Premier League and positive results in the Champions League and Carabao Cup, but they were pinned in their own defensive third for long periods of the first half and fell behind to a Gabriel Jesus strike on 53 minutes.
“We were excellent in the last 20 metres of the pitch but not the other 80 metres,” he said. “City were stronger, sharper, with more position.
“I had the feeling we lacked belief to escape in the situation. With every mistake we did we lost more confidence. We defended very well until the goal, although we were too deep.
“We could not escape the pressure. It was a question of decision making and we were so unprecise. We lacked confidence to switch sides. We were not on our highest level and you cannot expect a result.”
Credit: Sky Sports