Talking about professional football managers, Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s head coach expressed his displeasure over this team’s poor performance at the preseason-friendly game with Arsenal as they lost woefully to Arsenal in a 4-0 defeat.
Anyone who watched the match will attest to the fact that Arsenal did put up a good front, as they played as if it was the premier league game. Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegard, and Albert Sambi Lokonga were actually fantastic they scored four goals in the match.
If there’s one thing that makes Tuchel exceptional in his management skills, is the ability to say the truth even when it doesn’t favor him. According to him, Chelsea deserved to lose, as they simply didn’t put their best into the game and their lineup was not strong. Arsenal actually played with their strongest line-up, the players brought dedication and commitment into the game.
“Far from relaxed, I think we deserved to lose”
” which is fair enough – because we were simply not good enough. We were not competitive. The worrying part is the level of commitment, physically and mentally, for this match was not the same, it was far higher for Arsenal than for us.
“We can argue they played with I think their strongest line-up; they’ve had now together several weeks and for more than one year. They’ve strengthened their line-up, played the same structure, and this is the line-up they’ll try to start Premier League games.
“It was not our strongest lineup and this is part of an explanation but only a little part. The other part is worrying.”Thomas Tuchel
This is an indicator that Arsenal is ready for the premier league games, which is to commence this weekend.