Tuchel insists his players lack determination

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Thomas Tuchel insists Chelsea lack the determination to fight on the pitch following their defeat in the Champions League to Dinamo Zagreb.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has stated that he is angry with the performance of his team and also himself after a disappointing defeat yesterday.

The Blues travelled away to Croatia to play their first Champions League ggame of the season and it all ended in a 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.

While speaking with the media after the game the German said the team underperformed yesterday as they were not clinical in the game.

“I am angry with myself, I am angry about the performance. This is a huge under-performance from all of us. It’s not precise enough, it’s not clinical enough, not aggressive enough. It is not determined enough. It is not enough individually, it is not enough as a team and that is why we lose this game today”

Tuchel added that some of the players lack the hunger, intensity anf determination to fight for the ball on the pitch.

He added that he was shocked with the performance as he thought they were on a good level to perform in the opening game of the Champions League.

“It is for me to find a solution. It is obvious that we underperform individually. I don’t really know where this performance today comes from. For me it is a lack of hunger, a lack of intensity and lack of determination to win duels and do the things on the highest level and at the toughest level.

“You cannot expect to win games in the Premier League and the Champions League like this. They are the toughest competitions that we can play in and we are clearly not where we want to be.

“I thought we were on a good way and I am surprised by this performance today.”

Tuchel further stated that he believe that Chelsea last Premier League match would have motivated them not it was the opposite.

“I thought that the last game helped us, we showed a reaction in a very difficult moment against West Ham. We were lucky in a situation where you need a little bit of luck, and we had good training sessions, I thought the team were prepared.”



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