Thomas Tuchel blames Stamford Bridge pitch for Arsenal loss
According to the Metro, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel revealed that it was challenging to play at Stamford Bridge due to the pitch. Yesterday, the Blues lost a crucial home game against Arsenal by a 4-2 scoreline.
Chelsea fought back by equalizing after the Gunners took the lead two times with goals from Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith Rowe. But Nketiah’s second goal and a penalty from Bukayo Saka secured the victory for the visitors.
Nketiah’s second goal, Blues defender Andreas Christensen made a mistake that allowed Gunner’s striker through on goal. His under-hit pass to Edouard Mendy then led to Arsenal opening their account for the game.
Thomas Tuchel was in a spiky mood after the loss against Arsenal.
However, manager Thomas Tuchel believes that the pitch played a damning role in that defensive haulier. It is truly a strange excuse to hear because on first viewing, the ball’s bounce didn’t seem that awkward, and it looked like an error of misjudgment from the Dane. “To say that the pitch is difficult to play here may sound like an excuse, but it is a very, very difficult pitch that we have here. It is not in our favor. When he wants to play this ball, the ball bounces very awkwardly in front of Andreas [Christensen].”