Suspended following a series of clashes with Antonio Conte, his Tottenham colleague, on August 14 at Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel will have to serve his sentence this weekend in the Premier League and will not be on the Chelsea bench , this Saturday (4 p.m.) against Leicester. And the former PSG coach has still not digested this sanction.
“I don’t understand why I was punished with one game and not the other coach”said the German technician this Friday at a press conference in Cobham, Chelsea’s training center, in the suburbs of London.
“(Antonio Conte) should also have been suspended like me and given an identical fine. »
“I took a red card against Spurs (2-2) and I’m not proud of my behavior. But it was tense the whole game, not just when I held Conte’s hand when he handed it to me. I am not the only culprit, as shown by the fact that the Tottenham manager was also expelled. He should also have been suspended like me and given the same fine. » A different opinion from the Football Association, which considered Thomas Tuchel’s gesture “highly provocative” and punished him accordingly.