Tuchel: I couldn’t sleep without re-watching the Real Madrid defeat

Thomas Tuchel admits he barely slept on Wednesday night following our defeat to Real Madrid but believes immediately analysing his Chelsea side’s performances is the best formula for long-term success.

Chelsea slipped to a second successive home defeat for only the second time under the German’s stewardship in midweek, and the boss says he wanted to decipher the match in full before delivering an honest assessment of the game to his players.

‘I watched it when I got home and in the middle of the night. The next morning, I watched it here [at Cobham] and got angry again,’ Tuchel says.

I sat there in the middle of the night and the amount of chocolate I needed was immense so that I could go through the match again! It is not nice, and you start writing and you realise you are writing more and more minutes.

‘We have a certain way of explaining things, so you don’t forget it. But at some point you fast forward and you watch it in double speed so that it passes quicker. At some point you have to stop and take a walk through the kitchen and living room and come back and calm down,’ he adds.

‘It is good to watch it back because it makes you process it and then it makes you clearly understand what your message should be.’

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