Thomas Tuchel’s tactics slammed, compared to “youth team” for “boring” tactics as Blues were destroyed by Karim Benzema
Chelsea were defeated 3-1 by Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night, following Gabby Agbonlahor’s criticism of Thomas Tuchel’s tactics.
After losing the first leg 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will need a tremendous effort in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Los Blancos star Karim Benzema dominated the Blues, scoring a magnificent hat-trick as Madrid earned a crucial victory.
With the score at 2-0, Kai Havertz gave the Blues a glimmer of hope, but Benzema’s third goal just after halftime put the game to bed as the Blues wasted a number of chances to cut the gap.
It comes as Gabby Agbonlahor has slammed the Blues for their “boring” tactics and for playing like a “youth team”.
Gabby Agbonlahor has slammed Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea for their “boring” tactics and for playing like a “youth team”.
The talkSPORT pundit was speaking before the Blues’ Champions League loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday night, and was highly critical of the side’s performance in the 4-1 thrashing by Brentford on Saturday.
And Agbonlahor has revealed he doesn’t like watching Chelsea play, saying he finds it “boring”.
TalkSPORT host Laura Woods asked him: “Do you like watching Chelsea play at the moment?” To which Agbonlahor responded: “No, I find it boring. When I watch Manchester City and watch Liverpool – entertaining games, you always want to watch them on TV.
“When it’s Chelsea… sometimes Lukaku’s making runs and they’re just playing keep ball. Passing to midfield, pass it to the three centre-halves, pass it to the keeper, keep passing it. It’s like they’re playing 10 passes a goal, we did that in the youth team.”
Tuchel has admitted that last year’s tie, which ended 3-1 on aggregate in Chelsea’s favour, influences nothing with regards to this season’s match up.
The German also insisted that his players were keen to bounce back from the Brentford result.