“His quality made the difference” – Thomas Tuchel reveals why Chelsea lost to Manchester City

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes the Blues lost 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium to Manchester City due to the individual brilliance of Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

Tuchel told reporters after the game: “I think we lost on the individual performance and the individual performance in one situation today.

“In terms of attitude, commitment, defensive-wise, I am happy because we did not allow too many big changes, we kept them to a minimum of big chances, kept them to a minimum of dangerous deliveries.

“We were aware, active, always aggressive and compact in defending. Already in the first half, we had big counter-attacking chances big offensive-transition chances that we really wasted.

“Second half, the reaction after the goal was very good. Possession wise we were also very good. We had half chances to equalise.

“Listen, with the same performance we won games against them, with the same performance we can draw the game and you can, of course, also lose.

“The individual quality of Kevin De Bruyne made the difference. We struggled offensively to show the type of quality to really hurt them and score the first goal and bring some doubts into their game.”

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