Chelsea had been gunned down by Actual Madrid within the Champions League quarter-finals final night time placing severe doubt over whether or not they have any likelihood in any respect of progressing to the semi-finals of the competitors.
It’s easy, we have to rating at the least two objectives with out reply within the second leg simply to take it to further time, and we’ve got to do this in Actual’s personal yard. Close to unattainable, proper? Nicely, sure, if you’re Thomas Tuchel, who principally mentioned final night time that we’re out of the tie now.
He was irritated and pissed off, naturally, as all of us had been. However I feel what he was additionally doing right here was cleverly taking any strain and hope away from his crew, and while possibly solely subconsciously, however remembering that this group of gamers thrive because the underdogs, or they’re at the least far more mentally stronger when there isn’t any strain on them to win, and that’s the situation we at the moment are in.
3-1 down from the primary leg makes it close to unattainable, not NOT unattainable. There’s a likelihood, there’s hope, and we’ve got carried out it earlier than. Napoli in 2012 after we went on to win the entire thing, we had been 3-1 down after the primary leg. Ajax, we confirmed wonderful spirit to drag three objectives again to attract and keep within the competitors, and it’s completely a Chelsea factor to thrive in chaos, thrive in a disaster, and thrive when the strain is off. We LOVE being the underdogs.
I genuinely consider we will go to Madrid and bang in a few objectives, and I feel that the gamers can actually stand up for it when having nothing to lose. When the chips are down, a lot of our gamers disguise away, however when there’s nothing at stake, they quietly come to life and struggle like lions. This is the reason I consider we’ve got hope going into the tie subsequent week, and for this reason I consider that the Spanish job, is way from unattainable.
OK, I’ll get up from my daydream now!