“There was a penalty that we didn’t get,” regrets Tuchel

By Le Figaro with AFP

Published yesterday at 11:57 p.m., Updated now

Tuchel, frustrated at not having obtained a penalty. Matthew Childs / REUTERS

Thomas Tuchel, the coach of Bayern Munich, returned to his men’s draw this Tuesday evening in the quarter-final first leg of C1 at Arsenal (2-2) on Prime Video.

“We could have won”estimated Thomas Tuchel at the microphone of the German broadcaster Prime Videoafter Bayern Munich’s draw at Arsenal (2-2), Tuesday evening in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League.

“We could have won, we had a huge chance with Kingsley (Coman). And there was a 100% penalty that we didn’t get for a handball in the box. It hurts at this level”, slipped the German coach after the meeting. On an action in the second half, when the referee blew the whistle for a replay and Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya passed the ball to his defender, Gabriel used his hand to replace the ball.

“We tell our players that it’s a young man’s mistake, that doesn’t happen in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. It’s a new form of rule, it’s incredible”railed Tuchel. “It was a very good opponent, very good spectators for Arsenal, but a below-average performance from the referee. The situation is clear, whoever wins the return passes. We will need the same atmosphere from our supporters in the return match, with the same desire from our players, the same passion on the pitch as today.appreciated the Bavarian technician.

“It wasn’t an easy match, Arsenal have a very good team, at the top of the Premier League. But it’s a good away result and I hope we can make a difference at home. It was an intense match”, estimated Harry Kane, scorer from the penalty spot in the first period, his 39th goal of the season in the colors of Bayern. For the English center forward too, Bayern should have benefited from a penalty on the action between Raya and Gabriel. “Okay, it’s a stupid mistake, but it’s clearly a penalty. That’s football, that’s how it is.”he estimated at the microphone of Prime Video.

On the way back, “I think we might be more aggressive without the ball. Not having fans tonight was a bit hard. (…) In big matches, you have to take the energy from the fans to move forward.he explained on TNT Sports, the English broadcaster of the meeting.


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