did a last test with Kai. He did not train yesterday because of hamstring problems and we thought if he trains he would injure himself so we left him out. We tried everything medically and a last test today in the morning but it was not better and not possible.
There was also an update on the reason Timo Werner didn’t come on
‘Timo felt uncomfortable during the warm-up and said he could not play.
Tuchel admitted the team needed to bounce back with two games remaining but that it wouldn’t be easy
‘We have now two days off and then we need to prepare. The season is not finished because we have goals to reach in the Premier League. This is sometimes hard but also good and it is what it is. Life goes on and it will go on next Thursday when you’re in the middle of the ring at Stamford Bridge
‘We have still stuff to play for but it will be a bit harder without a trophy and the confidence of a big win
Finally, the boss revealed why Ruben Loftus-Cheek was replaced by Ross Barkley late in extra-time
‘It was purely for penalties. Ruben has not a good history statistically and Ross has so it was purely for the penaltiise….