Tuchel says his side from Chelsea set the benchmark after their slim form under the German continued with a 1-0 win in West Ham’s top four.
They were very strong
Timo Werner scored the only goal to push the Blues three points away from the Hammers in the Champions League final qualifier position. After an eventful week that also included a FA Cup semi-final win over Man City, a broken home draw with Brighton, and the aftermath of an interrupted European Super League, Thomas asked his players to maintain their performance level, while Real lay waiting in the Champions semi-finals. League on Tuesday. The boss said, “you’re recording to play a top-notch game” at Chelsea and urged his people to live up to that ambition.
Reflecting on the result at London Stadium, just the fourth time West Ham lost at home in the league this season, Thomas Tuchel said it was significant because it was so difficult to win here and that he saw them very strong in the first half. very concentrated performance. they had to be so patient and aggressive at the same time, because they invite you sometimes to come to their half, to own the ball. But if you lose the ball easily, they can punish you in a second with counter-attacks and sets.
Chelsea controlled the game
They did not allow that in the first half, they controlled the game, had excellent counter-pressing and very boldly closed the space for oncoming attacks. Therefore, he is very happy about it. They were too passive or too deep in the second half for 15 minutes and instantly suffered due to their quality and physicality. they were a little lucky not to concede from a blow from Jesse Lingard but overall it is a great strength of ours not to concede great chances. The team effort is enormous and after 15 minutes of the second half, they got control back in the game and had a chance to have a two-ball cushion, score a second and control the game after that.