Chelsea boss Tuchel: What I've just told my players after shootout defeat…

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has told his players he’s proud of them after their FA Cup final defeat to Liverpool.

Chelsea lost in a penalty shootout after extra-time left the scores level at 0-0.

Tuchel said, “”Well, I think like in the last final, the Carabao Cup, no regrets. I told the team I am proud. I was super proud before and happy before the match to arrive with this group. We were sure we were competitive and we could make life very difficult for Liverpool. We did it again.

“We struggled in the first 15 minutes but then we were excellent through the match. It’s now 240 minutes of final time and we played 0-0 against maybe the most dangerous attacking team in the world. We created a lot of chances and we deserved them, as they deserved theirs as well.

“Then again we lose on penalties. We are disappointed, of course, and we are sad. But at the same time proud because we left anything that we need [on the pitch].

“I was sure we would win today. I was sure before and during the match that momentum is today on our side. I was sure until the very last minute. Unfortunately, I was not right. We had to digest it and keep going. It’s life in sports.”

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