Watch Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel’s furious reaction to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s sloppy error in Real Madrid clash

THOMAS TUCHEL was left furious with Ruben Loftus-Cheek after a sloppy error during the first-half of their must-win clash at Real Madrid.

Leading 1-0 through Mason Mount’s early goal, Chelsea were pushing for a second to level the aggregate score at 3-3.

Thomas Tuchel cut an animated figure during the game at the Bernabeu but erupted after a sloppy error from Ruben Loftus-CheekCredit: Rex

But Tuchel was left quite literally hopping mad after a lazy blunder.

A simple pass was played over to Loftus-Cheek on the touchline, with the 10-cap England star seemingly taking his eye off the ball.

The midfielder allowed the ball to escape him and bounced out of play for a Real Madrid throw-in.

Tuchel – standing just yards away – spun around and bounced up and down in anger, gesturing wildly.

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The German boss appeared to shout something in anger as the emotion of the night appeared to get the better of him.

Loftus-Cheek has enjoyed a bit of a run in the Chelsea side of late and has impressed fans since coming back from yet another injury – particularly while often playing out of position at right-wing-back.

But even the most-faithful of Blues fans appeared to lose patience in the first-half at the Bernabeu – despite leading 1-0.

One disgruntled fan tweeted: “Loftus-Cheek is a calamity waiting to happen.

“Has to pick himself up before half-time drastically.”

Another wrote: “Loftus-Cheek is the weak link in this Chelsea team.”

A third added: “Loftus-Cheek has been off it. Needs to come off.”

And it was a familiar theme as hoards of fans urged Tuchel to relieve Loftus-Cheek of his duties at half-time.

But Loftus-Cheek stayed on the pitch – and was celebrating moments later as Antonio Rudiger doubled Chelsea’s lead on the night with a header from a corner early in the second-half.


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