Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he is worried about his side’s form in recent games.
Chelsea has endured a topsy-turvy 2022, putting in a season-best performance against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu and reaching the FA Cup final but also falling to shock defeats to the likes of Brentford and Arsenal.
They however returned to winning ways on Sunday with a nervy win over West Ham and according to Tuchel they’ve been committing a lot of errors in games.
“In the year 2022, we already had eight big mistakes that led to goals. This is very untypical, very unusual. It costs us a lot. Not only a goal, it costs you self-confidence and belief in what you are doing,” he said.
The tactician further stated that he should shoulder some of the blame in the games as he always pushes his players to the limit to keep them ‘alert’.
“Maybe it comes back to me because I should push them and make them alert. It’s human to be tired, human to be more alert in a knockout game than normal matches. Sometimes it’s also good, the foundation to play 60 games. At Mainz with one game a week, every game was like a cup final, and the players were drained until Tuesday,” he added.
A lot of these poor performances have tended to hinge on individual errors, with Edouard Mendy, Andreas Christensen, and Cesar Azpilicueta being three recent culprits.