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'I don't know how many': Tuchel slams two  Tottenham players for what they kept doing against Chelsea
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'I don't know how many': Tuchel slams two Tottenham players for what they kept doing against Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has slammed Tottenham duo Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for their tactics against his team yesterday.

The Blues threw away their lead with virtually the last kick of the game as Harry Kane headed in from a corner to send the Spurs fans into raptures in the away end.

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Of course, the game was scratchy throughout and it culminated in Tuchel and Conte having a bit of a bust up at full-time. However, speaking after the game, Chelsea boss Tuchel appeared to blame Spurs duo Bentancur and Hojbjerg for making the game scrappy.

“We were absolutely brilliant. I have to say both [Spurs] goals cannot stand. It’s only one team that deserved to win and that was us. I’m sorry for my team they don’t get what they deserve,” Tuchel said on Sky Sports.

“It was a clear foul on Havertz in the build-up, a clear foul. We had one tactical foul from James which got a yellow. I don’t know how many tactical fouls Hojbjerg and Bentancur did today. The situation went on and on, and it was a clear offside on Richarlison. He is in line of the shot. He even goes to the ball, so Mendy can’t see the ball. The check it, it is a clear offside.

“And when can you pull hair on the football field? When is that? So we check and nothing happens, so we don’t need to check no more. It’s ridiculous.”

TBR’s View: Tuchel Wrong To Complain About Spurs Duo

At the end of the day, what are the Tottenham midfielders meant to do? They can’t just sit back and let Chelsea constantly come at them and sometimes, football requires a different style of play.

Hojbjerg loves to put his foot in anyway and Bentancur followed suit yesterday. But on the flip side, both contributed on the ball as well, so it’s not like they didn’t do anything but kick people.

This sounds a bit like sour grapes from Tuchel, who was simply frustrated at losing a late lead.

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