Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 on home ground Stamford Stadium in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals. As Chelsea advance to the final, and not Real, their two head coaches discuss Chelsea vs Real Madrid.
Relatively new as the Chelsea head coach, Thomas Tuchel has commented on their 3-1 aggregate win.
Chelsea already had an away-goal advantage after the 1-1 first leg draw. And the two head coaches discuss Chelsea vs Real Madrid now that the return leg is also determined.
Mason Mount and Timo Werner scored for Chelsea, while goalkeeper Edouard Mendy did a brilliant job keeping their sheets clean.
And Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane admitted to their inferiority this season to Chelsea.
“They were superior, they deserved to win,” Zidane told RMC Sport, admitted Chelsea, not them, deserved the final.
About the match itself, he said: “They were more effective over the course of the match, they had a lot of chances too.”
“Over the course of the two matches, they deserve the qualification,” he said. “These are matches of a very high level, [and] we missed something tonight. It is not about organisation, even though in the duels it was difficult.”
“But anyway, I have said that, but I remain very proud of my players,” he said about his squad. “The path they have achieved with the difficulties that we have experienced.
“We have to congratulate ourselves for getting here. We were one match away from the final. But tonight, they were better.”
Zidane also played coy on whether this was his final Champions League game in charge of Madrid, adding: “I have not thought about anything, tonight it is just disappointment for everyone.
“Aside from that, we have four more matches in La Liga, we are going to rest and focus on that to go and get something.”
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel answered post-match interview questions in detail.
He said about their win yesterday: “This was an energetic performance, full of positive attitude and hunger.”
“We showed spirit, we fought hard and came through in the moments to suffer. We showed a big reaction in the second-half, and the heads were never down, even after the big chances we missed,” he continued.
He added: “We always stayed positive, and we kept working.”
Regarding joining as Chelsea manager in January, he said: “I was part of an amazing club from the first day, and I felt huge support from day one. I’m very grateful to be on the side-line with this team.”
“The job is not done yet, We are in two finals now and the sacrifice that I, personally have made, has been worth it since day one,” he added.