‘His missed chances didn’t help’ — Tuchel says on Timo Werner

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Timo Werner’s highlight against Real Madrid is his missed opportunity that could have ensured Chelsea left the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano with a victory.

The German striker has missed so many glittering chances this season and missed an open net in the previous game against West Ham.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Real Madrid, Tuchel revealed that Werner must keep pushing.

Tuchel said after the final whistle: “He missed a big one at West Ham, he missed another big one here. That does not help, but it also does not help to cry about it or to regret it all the time. There are millions of people who have harder things to deal with than chances that you miss.

“This is the good thing about sports, nobody cares tomorrow. Tonight we were sad, we were angry in the moment, this is normal. He is angry, he is maybe disappointed. Tomorrow he has a free day and the next day he needs to put his chin up. He is a professional guy, he is a top guy. He works hard, he is in the positions and from there on we go.

“We will never stop pushing, we will never stop believing and I have the feeling that everybody accepts the situation like it is. For a striker it’s easy to deal with, you score in the next game and nobody speaks about it anymore.”

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