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Chelsea boss Tuchel snaps at Des Kelly in post-match interview

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Thomas Tuchel snapped at BT Sport reported Des Kelly after Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Karim Benzema scored a brilliant hat-trick as Madrid took control of the Champions League quarter-final tie.

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Tuchel was clearly frustrated by his team’s performance at Stamford Bridge, and didn’t take kindly to Kelly’s thoughts in his post-match interview.

After Kelly commented on Tuchel’s downbeat demeanour, the German manager snapped back: “What do you expect from me? To smile? Of course I am down.”

Having been asked whether he felt the tie was still alive, Tuchel responded: “We don’t have to go to Madrid, we have to go to Southampton.

“I think this is very, very important we process this. It’s crucial we go to Southampton, and I will make sure everyone processes this because if we play like this, we will lose in Southampton and then we don’t need to think about Bernabeu because we will get hammered in Bernabeu.”

Further reflecting on the disappointing manner of the defeat, Tuchel admitted there were a number of factors that led to the result. “It’s a heavy loss. One of the worst first halves I’ve seen from us at Stamford Bridge,” he said.

“At this level you cannot play like this, individually and a team, from all of us it was not enough. We were not doing what we are used to do, it was far from our standards.

“Everything, when we pass, where we pass, attacking, possession game, the intensity and desire to win challenges, how we closed spaces. The first half was so far from any standards we set ourselves that we cannot complain when we lose like this.”

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti said it was a “good night” for his side but has reiterated that it’s only half-time in the tie.

“Played well,” the former Chelsea boss said. “Good control of the game, good build up from the back, dangerous counterattack. It was a good night but it is only the first half of this round.

“It was really good. We showed good organisation defensively. We had a fantastic performance up front from Benzema. A good performance.

“We have an advantage. We have to prepare for the next game in the league and then Tuesday will be another game. We have a lot of respect for this team who were the winners of the last Champions League.”

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