What angry Thomas Tuchel said about referee after Chelsea’s Champions League exit

What did Thomas Tuchel, angry about the referee, say after Chelsea's exit from the Champions League?

Thomas Tuchel expressed his anger at the referee who officiated Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Despite winning the match, Chelsea lost the match on aggregate and are now of course out of the Champions League.

Simon Marciniak was the referee for the second leg and with VAR made a number of questionable decisions today, which included not awarding Chelsea a penalty early in the forty-second half after Casemiro Kai Havertz was suspended.

Although the referee seemed to favor Real Madrid that night, Chelsea’s second goal appeared to have come from a corner kick that probably shouldn’t have been a corner kick.


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Tuchel is not happy with the reference

Regardless, Thomas Tuchel wasn’t too happy with Marciniak after the match.

However, it does not appear to be due to his management that day, but rather his actions towards Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti right after the sabbatical whistle:

“I was disappointed that the referee had a good time with my colleague Carlo Ancelotti” She said. “I know Carlo is a gentleman and a nice guy, but when I wanted to go and say thank you for the match, I saw him smile and laugh out loud with the opponent’s coach.

“I think it’s the very wrong time to do it after the final whistle and 126 minutes where one team gave all their hearts and fought to the last drop. You go and see the referee smiling and laughing with the other coach. I think it’s very bad timing. I told him this, and that’s it” .

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