Thomas Tuchel has opened up on penalty name in opposition to Cesar Azpilicueta in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Hakim Ziyech’s first-half opener and Emerson Palmieri’s late effort secured a 3-0 mixture win for Thomas Tuchel’s facet
However Chelsea had been fortunate to not end the sport with 10 males.
Azpilicueta underneath hit a backpass in direction of his goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after which tugged Atletico’s Yannick Carassco’s waist to cease him from chasing the ball however the officers neglected and no penalty was awarded.
Pundits blamed the match officers for not recommending VAR examine on the incident and consider the Spain defender ought to have despatched and penalty awarded Atletico.
Requested in regards to the incident after the match, Tuchel mentioned “Is it a penalty? (Azpilicueta foul) Azpi bought a bit frightened as a result of his ball was brief, I didn’t see it however was a bit frightened.”
His reply affirmed that the Blues had been fortunate to have gotten away with that call.
Revealing his techniques for the sport, the German added, “We all know if we can not discover options with offensive play we will depend on our bodily sport.
“We had been completely not afraid to place it on a bodily stage if we don’t get offensive options.
“We loved the battle. The fellows had been completely on and sharp, we had been tremendous hungry to undergo.
“Quarter-final means there’s solely 4 video games – it’s an enormous step and feels glorious.”