Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has admitted he is concerned about the level of his team in recent matches.
Chelsea suffered sharp ups and downs in 2022, producing their best performance of the season against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu and reaching the FA Cup Final, but also suffered a shock defeat to the likes of Brentford and Arsenal.
But they returned to winning ways on Sunday with a nervous win over West Ham and according to Tuchel, they made a lot of mistakes in the matches.
“In 2022, we already had eight big mistakes that led to goals. This is very unusual and very unusual. It costs us a lot. It’s not just a goal, it costs you self-confidence and belief in what you’re doing,” he said.
The tactic further stated that he must take some of the blame in matches as he always pushes his players to the limits to keep them alert.
“Maybe it’s up to me because I have to push them and make them vigil. It’s human to be tired, human to be more vigilant in a knockout match than in normal matches. Sometimes it’s also good to play 60 matches. In Mainz with one match a week, every match It was more like a cup final, draining players until Tuesday.”
A lot of these poor performances tend to rely on individual errors, with Edward Mendy, Andreas Christensen and Caesar Azpilicueta being recent culprits.