Head coach of Chelsea football club Thomas Tuchel said he should be blamed for their defeat against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final that ended in a penalty shootout. The German said he is to blame and not Kepa Arrizabalaga who they are lashing. Liverpool clinched a record ninth League Cup title after edging Chelsea in a dramatic 11-10 penalty shootout win after 120 minutes of football ended goallessly.
Thomas Tuchel Takes Blame for Chelsea Carabao Cup Defeat to Liverpool
Kepa Arrizabalaga replaced Edouard Mendy a few minutes to the end of the second half extra-time Beijing that he is very good with penalties. The Spanish intentional could not make any save as the scores were locked at 10-10, Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher converted his spot-kick, meaning Arrizabalaga needed to bury his, but he failed to do so.
The £71million man, who was to be the hero of the day became betrayed at the end with his miss, but Thomas Tuchel said Kepa is not to blame but him. Reacting to the defeat, Tuchel said in his post-match interview that: ”Do you think we do this and don’t talk to the players? The players know the plan and we have done it before.”
He also said: “If you want to blame somebody, blame me; this is not a problem.” “I make the decisions and I don’t take them to try to be the hero. It took 11 penalties to find the winner. And if you want to blame anyone blame me, there’s no problem.”