Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea Kelelahan

Afif Farhan - Sepakbola
Senin, 22 Mar 2021 00:35 WIB
Chelsea players celebrate after Sheffield Uniteds Oliver Norwood scored an own goal during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Chelsea and Sheffield United at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea Kelelahan (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Chelsea melaju ke semifinal Piala FA setelah menumbangkan Sheffield United 2-0. Manajer Thomas Tuchel, begitu senang tapi juga mengaku kalau timnya kelelahan.

Chelsea vs Sheffield United tersaji pada Minggu (21/3) malam WIB di Stamford Bridge, London dalam lanjutan Piala FA. The Blues mampu menang degan skor 2-0.

Gol-gol Chelsea didapat dari gol bunuh diri Oliver Norwood di menit ke-24. Di babak kedua kedua, Chelsea menambah gol lewat Hakim Ziyech di menit ke 90+2, memantapkan kemenangan The Blues jadi 2-0.

Chelsea's Olivier Giroud, center, is challenged by Sheffield United's Phil Jagielka, right, during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Chelsea and Sheffield United at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Chelsea kalahkan Sheffield United 2-0 (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Sheffield United nyatanya mampu memberi tekanan. Meski kalah penguasaan bola 37 persen berbanding 63 persen, tim tamu mampu mencatatkan empat tembakan mengarah ke gawang berbanding tiga dari Chelsea.

Hal itu pun dibenarkan oleh manajer Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel. Sheffield tampil cukup baik.

"Mereka menekan cukup bagus dan beberapa kali kami kehilangan bola," kata Tuchel seperti dilansir dari BBC.

"Untungnya kami bisa memenangi laga dan melangkah sampai semifinal, menakjubkan," lanjutnya.

Thomas Tuchel sudah bersama Chelsea dalam 14 laga di seluruh kompetisi. Pria asal Jerman itu begitu meyakinkan, membawa The Blues meraih 10 kemenangan dan empat kali seri.

Dengan jadwal yang padat, Tuchel harus memutar otak merotasi pemain. Walau tak dipungkiri, Chelsea akhirnya kelelahan juga.

"Di babak kedua, jelas kami kelelahan. Itu karena sudah 14 laga tim ini bermain dan saya pun merasakannya," ungkap Tuchel.

"Kami sempat beberapa kali juga kehilangan momentum, beruntungnya kami bisa menjaga clean sheet," tutup eks pelatih PSG tersebut.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 21: Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea celebrates with Reece James after scoring their side's second goal during the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Chelsea FC and Sheffield Untied at Stamford Bridge on March 21, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)Manajer Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel (Getty Images/Clive Rose)
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