PIERS MORGAN has slammed “embarrassing” Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.
Thomas Tuchel was unhappy with the refereeingCredit: Getty
Piers Morgan tore into successful Chelsea boss TuchelCredit: Getty
After falling just short in extra time Tuchel blasted the refereeing, getting particularly upset about the decision to rule out Marcos Alonso’s goal for handball and the official joking with Carlo Ancelotti after the game.
Seeing his comments, Morgan took to Twitter to criticise the Blues boss.
The Sun columnist wrote: “Embarrassing by Tuchel.
“They were probably laughing at how badly Chelsea choked after having the game in the bag.”
Chelsea had looked set to pull off a miraculous comeback, when goals by Mason Mount, Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner put them ahead in the tie with just over ten minutes remaining.
Rodrygo’s late strike took the game to extra time, however, before Karim Benzema headed home the winner.
After the match, an irate Tuchel claimed to have seen the referee “having a good time” with counterpart Carlo Ancelotti.
The 48-year-old said: “I am disappointed the ref had a good time with Carlo.
“I know he’s a nice guy and a gent, but when I wanted to say thank you, to see him smiling and laughing loudly with the opposition coach is very, very bad timing.
“After 120 minutes of seeing your team fighting until the very last drop, it’s wrong – and I told him.
“I had the feeling in both matches that like 51 per cent to the other side with all the decisions made.”
On the Alonso incident in particular, Tuchel added: “I’m very disappointed the referee didn’t go and check it himself.
“That’s what it’s like when you play Real Madrid in the Champions League.”
Tuchel wasn’t the only person connected to the Blues that was upset by the officiating.
Injured left-back Ben Chilwell wrote on Twitter: “This hand ball rule…”
Tuche, 48, was booked by Szymon Marciniak late onCredit: AP