“I was sure we were going to win”

Chelsea lost their third consecutive final FA Cup and ran out of chances to get a title in the season. However, after being beaten on penalties by Liverpool, Thomas Tuchel highlighted its directors for the work carried out in Wembley.

The coach maintained at a press conference that he does not regret the team’s proposal on the field of play, having as experience the final of the EFL Cup, also lost against the Reds, and praised the work done to take the story to penalties.

“Like in the last final, I don’t regret it. I told the team that I was proud. We were competitive, we made things difficult for them. It cost us in the first 15 minutes, but then we were very good throughout the game, ”he said after the fall.

Precisely, in that aspect he expressed his feelings: “Disappointed of course, sad, but at the same time proud. He was sure that we were going to win, but unfortunately he was not right. We have to move on, that’s life in sport.”

On the other hand, he spoke of the absences of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, two of the figures. “Kai didn’t train yesterday due to hamstring problems. We tried everything but it was no better. Timo felt discomfort during the warm-up and said he couldn’t play”, he stated.

Meanwhile, the German recognized that they knew how to put Jürgen Klopp’s men at risk, just as they did during the Premier League as well as with Manchester City, for which he emphasized: “I think we have shown that we can play to the fullest against them.”

“The difference at the moment is that they can do it, but it is difficult for us to do it. They came here with the only absence of Fabinho, we have had several players out. That’s where the difference comes from,” added the technical director.

However, despite what happened, Tuchel is encouraged to emphasize that they will not be left empty-handed this season: “I think we have what it takes to win trophies. We won the Club World Cup and the Super Cup, so it’s not a season without trophies”.

“We were good in the Champions League and we did well in the two national cups. We are capable of giving our best, but Manchester City and Liverpool showed that you always have to be at your best,” he concluded, without neglecting the best in the league. season.

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