Mourinho Displeased as Chelsea Continue With a Fine Start Under Tuchel
Mourinho was unhappy and criticized referee Andre Marriner’s performance after his side lost at home to Chelsea who continue with their unbeaten run with Tuchel.
Jorginho’s first-half penalty awarded after Eric Dier clumsily upended Timo Werner awarded the Blues a win. However, on the other hand, Mourinho who talked to Marriner at length as they walked off the pitch said, “I consider him one of the best referees in the Premier League. I care for him and one I have a big admiration for him. That gives me a good position to tell him I did not like his performance”.
“In the end, a penalty decides a game. In the end they score a penalty which is not a penalty where you say it is a dangerous situation, one on one, almost scoring”.
“It’s a penalty that is difficult to accept and to lose the game like this is a bit painful”.
Demanding Tuchel Continues with a Good Start
Tuchel has now enjoyed two wins and a draw without conceding a goal since he replaced Lampard. The coach has not wasted time in laying down his demands to Chelsea players and his presence on the touchline certainly galvanizes them into action. While the animated German occasionally displayed signs of frustrations in his technical era, this was ultimately a satisfying outcome.
“The whole first half we totally controlled the game”. Said Tuchel.
“Maybe we lost confidence in the second half because we lost the ball possession. A bit more killer instinct and more aggression in the box would have been nice. It was a big win in away game and I am very happy”.