“None of their goals should have stood” – Tuchel hit the referee

24 Aug 2022 | 08:40

Conte’s exaggerated celebrations Spurs’ first equalizer resulted in the two coaches being penalized for squaring. Tuchel then responded by running down the touchline to celebrate as Chelsea took the lead through Reece James 13 minutes into the match. Harry Kane’s 96th minute equalizer meaning Conte was laughing at last.

Tuchel was not pleased with the Italians for not making eye contact in a full-time handshake, which sparked yet another melee between both groups of coaches and players. “The temperature is hot and hot among the couches and hot on the pitch and hot in the audience,” Tuchel said, with temperatures soaring above 30 degrees Celsius in the British capital.

There is no hard feeling. I feel like it was a fair tackle from him and a fair tackle from me. We do not offend each other, we didn’t fight, We fought for our teams and from my side there was absolutely no feeling of difficulty. I’m surprised we both got red cards because of that. “

My Tuchel is directed instead at officials as both Tottenham’s goals could be disallowed. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s strike allowed to stand despite the possibility of fouling about Kai Havertz under construction and Richarlison standing at an offside position when Dane’s shot was on target.

Before the corner that led to Kane’s equalizer, the Spurs defender Sergio Romero also escaped the red card for dragging Marc Cucurella to the ground with his hair. “It was a clear foul on Kai Havertz. Ok, the situation kept repeating, then it was a clear offside,” added Tuchel. “Since when can you pull your hair on the football field? Ridiculous. That was the only disappointment. I’m the happiest coach on earth because we played a great game. “

Conte skipped some questions about his relationship with Tuchel, but admits the gap between the two sides remains despite Spurs’ improvement. Chelsea won all 4 meetings between the sides last season, three of them after Conte took charge in November.

“In my opinion it’s better to talk about the game“Conte said.” Chelsea showed to be a really good team, but compared to last season we did a little bit better. The difference is obvious. This team won the Champions League two years ago, last year won the Club World Cup, reached the final of the FA Cup and the Carabao (League) Cup. There is a difference between Chelsea and Tottenham but we are here to close this gap. Last season we lost three times, this time a draw so it’s a small step forward.