Watch: Thomas Tuchel laments bad luck and individual quality in European exit

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel cut a bleak figure in his post-match press conference as he tried to come to terms with their Champions League exit.

His team led 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu and the situation returned after the first leg, but in the end he was unable to maintain that lead. Rodrygo and Karim Benzema’s goals in extra time were able to counter those setbacks. However, they could still equalize in extra time with Jorginho and Kai Havertz putting in good chances.

This sense of missed opportunity was reflected in Tuchel’s analysis as he spoke to SkySports.

The German was keen to highlight the good work on his part but noticed that the difference between the two was the big moments. real madridThe Champions League star shone, with Karim Benzema and Luka Modric scoring when it was most important to swing the tie in their favour.