Thomas Tuchel Lashes Out After Chelsea vs Tottenham EPL Fixture; Says Both Goals by Spurs Should Not Stand

London, Aug 15: A visibly upset Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel flayed the officiating in the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur which ended in a 2-2 draw, saying he “has no words” and “no explanation” why both the rival goals were allowed by the referees.Also Read – Antonio Conte Takes a Jibe at Thomas Tuchel on Instagram Following Ugly Spat After Chelsea vs Tottenham EPL Fixture

Harry Kane scored a 96th-minute equalizer to give Tottenham a point with a 2-2 draw away to Chelsea, before things exploded when both coaches — Tuchel and Spurs manager Antonio Conte — were sent off for an incident after the final whistle. Also Read – Chelsea vs Tottenham Highlights: Harry Kane Late Strike Spoils Blues’ Party; Match Finishes at 2-2

Chelsea played excellent football and led though Kalidou Koulibaly’s 19th-minute volley, only for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to level for Spurs with 22 minutes left. Reece James put Chelsea in front again in the 77th minute, but Kane saved a point for the visitors as he flicked home from a corner. Also Read – Djed Spence: Who Is Spurs’ New Defender?

Chelsea complained about fouls before both of Tottenham’s goals, and Tuchel’s frustration appeared to spill over at the final whistle when he seemed to squeeze Spurs’ coach Conte’s hand extra hard in their post-game handshake and refuse to let go, promoting Conte to react angrily. and for them both to be shown red cards.

Asked if he had a problem with the officiating, Tuchel said on the club’s website: “Absolutely. The fans and the whole dressing room. I cannot understand how the first goal is not offside, and I cannot understand since when players can pull other people’s hair and stay on the pitch. There is no explanation, and I don’t want to accept it. I have no words for it. Both goals should not stand, and then it’s a fair result.”

Before the two managers were given marching orders after the final whistle by referee Anthony Taylor, they clashed heads twice, first on the touchline then on the field at the final whistle, in what proved an unwanted postscript to a high-quality and high-octane game. contest.

On the Conte incidents, the Chelsea manager added, “I compare it to two players who have a bit of a fight on the pitch but nothing happens, nobody gets injured. It’s Premier League football, the two managers got involved today because both were fighting for our teams. That was it. Nobody got insulted, we didn’t have a fistfight. For me it’s not a big deal. It was part of the game today. I enjoyed it; I think he enjoyed it as well! It was nothing bad.”

“We played a brilliant match. It was such a step-up for us from the first day in Everton. I’m very disappointed for the players they don’t get the reward they should have. It happens during life as a football coach that you sometimes get caught in the last minute (96th minute goal). We will hopefully have it in a season that we will steal some points in the last minute. It cannot happen when we have VAR, goals allowed that are irregular goals. It’s unacceptable,” he added.

(With inputs from IANS)

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