Thomas Tuchel says that Chelsea’s first-half efficiency of their 3-1 defeat to Actual Madrid was “one of many worst” halves he has seen from his aspect.

Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick for Los Blancos because the La Liga leaders took a large step in the direction of qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals.

Benzema tears Chelsea aside with a *actual* excellent hat-trick

The holders of the competitors now face an uphill process in the event that they need to retain their crown.

Tuchel informed BT Sport: “It’s a heavy loss, and it was one of many worst first halves that I noticed from us right here at Stamford Bridge.

“At this type of stage you can’t play like this, individually, as a crew, from all of us it was by far not sufficient. We had been far, far, removed from our requirements, and then you definately lose video games.

“When you have this aim (scored by Havertz) you’ve gotten the power again and we had within the second half I believe 16 pictures. You may all the time come again, you may equalise, you may win.

“However for those who kill the sport your self after 48 minutes, it’s more durable and more durable in fact. Nonetheless we had probabilities to make it 3-2, which might be essential, however not in the present day.”

Tuchel added: “We don’t must go to Madrid (subsequent) – we’ve got to go to Southampton (on Saturday).

“I believe that is very, crucial to course of this primary, completely essential. I’ll be sure everyone processes this, as a result of that is the completely most necessary factor now.

“As a result of if we carry on enjoying like this, we’ll lose at Southampton, after which we don’t want to consider the Bernabeu – we’ll get hammered within the Bernabeu.”

Actual Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insists it was a “good evening” for his aspect however has reiterated that it’s only midway by means of the tie.

“Performed properly,” the previous Chelsea boss mentioned. “Good management of the sport, good construct up from the again, harmful counterattack. It was evening however it’s only the primary half of this spherical.

“It was actually good. We confirmed good organisation defensively. We had a implausible efficiency up entrance from Benzema. A very good efficiency.

“We’ve a bonus. We’ve to organize for the subsequent sport within the league after which Tuesday shall be one other sport. We’ve loads of respect for this crew who had been the winners of the final Champions League.”


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