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Chelsea boss Tuchel: We did more than enough to secure a win over Man Utd.

Sancho capitalised on Jorginho’s mistake before the Italian converted a penalty to seal the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.


Jorginho found the net from the penalty spot at Stamford Bridge. [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Jorginho found the net from the penalty spot at Stamford Bridge. [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was convinced his Blues deserved three points when they hosted Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.


The west London club and the Red Devils shared the spoils as Jadon Sancho’s second-half strike was cancelled out by Jorginho.


However, Tuchel accepts that sometimes in football you don’t always get what you deserve, saying that ‘we’re disappointed but we have no regrets.’


He told Chelsea’s official website: “'For sure, this match, it’s hard to imagine that you can drop points because we were the better team and we were the team who set the rhythm and intensity and high ball wins. We’re disappointed but we have no regrets.


'This can happen in football, we know it. It does not feel good when it happens, but it’s like this. I told the team I am happy with their performance and the way we played. I’m happy with the way we play and I’m happy with the courage that we show and the intensity and the will and the intensity. It’s a hungry team and a team that plays with a lot of effort and this is what I like because it’s exciting to coach and also exciting to watch.


'When you play a game like against Juventus, if you maybe don’t score the first goal from a set-piece or if Thiago doesn’t save the Morata chance on the line, it’s always possible you play the exact same game and you play a draw. This can happen. We don’t want it to happen and we try hard to get the reward for performances like this, but I’m absolutely happy with what the players put in.



'We created chances, we created deliveries, we had a huge amount of shots. Can we take them better? Yes. We had so many high ball recoveries, can we maybe create a bit more chances and superiority out of them? Yes, maybe. But we put in an effort and I think the spectators feel that so the energy is right, the quality is right, the result is the result. It is today not in our favour. It should be, but we have to accept it.'


Tuchel had a feeling of pity for Jorginho after his mistake led to Sancho opening the scoring in the 50th minute, but the Italian converted his penalty to seal the 1-1 draw.


'It’s very unusual, a mistake like this and to concede a goal like this for us in general, and especially with Jorgi. I think he misjudged the situation and he was heavily disturbed from the lights so he did not see the ball in the end.


'But it takes a lot of courage and personality to not be affected during the match, to have the courage to take the penalty for the equaliser in a crucial moment. I’m very happy that he did it.'



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