Thomas Tuchel slammed Chelsea after 1-0 defeat against Zagreb, as Aubameyang makes his debut for the blues.
Following Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League debut on Tuesday night, Thomas Tuchel criticized the team’s effort.
Mislav Ori scored the game’s sole goal after 13 minutes when he outran Wesley Fofana and raced one-on-one with Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga. Chelsea was shocked to lose in Croatia.
Dominik Livakovi of Dinamo Zagreb made two incredible saves in the second half to keep the hosts alive, stopping Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech.
Chelsea failed to find a leveler and, rightfully so, returned to London empty-handed. Another warning to the Blues that they need to improve right away or else run the risk of getting worse over the next few weeks.
Tuchel was upset and unhappy after the loss because his team kept playing poorly despite his optimism that things had changed for the better after the 2-1 Premier League victory over West Ham on Saturday.
“I am furious at myself, I am angry at our performance,” he told the media.
We clearly underperform on a personal level. I’m not sure where today’s performance came from.
“It’s a lack of zeal, intensity, and drive to succeed in battles and carry out tasks at the greatest level.
Not in the Premier League or the Champions League, you cannot expect to win games. We are not in the desired location.
There is too much to analyze, the 48-year-old continued to BT Sport. I take part in it. It’s obvious that we’re not in the right place. We must discover solutions; it’s up to me and all of us.
“Everything is now missing.
It’s difficult to refute what appears to be the case (team sinks).
Tuchel asserts that he did not underrate Dinamo Zagreb, saying: “Personally, I don’t, but if we did, we would have a serious issue.
“If we had all the stands filled, I believe the mood would be much better.
“The atmosphere wasn’t what caused us to play poorly; it was a good atmosphere, but with one stand being crystal clear, it was to our favor.”