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 Same mistake against Real Madrid cost us Arsenal match – Tuchel reveals why he substituted Silva



Thomas Tuchel blasted the referee for "laughing and smiling with Carlos Ancelotti

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has claimed that the same mistake his team made during their Champions League quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid cost them the loss against Arsenal on Wednesday night.

Tuchel said this when explaining why he substituted Thiago Silva at half-time during Chelsea’s clash with Arsenal.

Goals from Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe, and Bukayo Saka gave Mikel Arteta’s side a 4-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking after the game, Tuchel said at his post-match press conference, “You cannot win football games like this. It’s not about individual players. It’s about the defensive performance.

“He [Silva] said he cannot continue. I do not substitute a player for one mistake.

“We had the same mistake against Real Madrid that cost us the next round in the Champions League. This one cost us this match.”