Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has warned his crew to forget approximately Real Madrid for now and consciousness of installing a suitable performance for their next Premier League game.
Tuchel watched his side lose 3-1 to Real at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Champions League region-very last.
The 2nd leg will take vicinity in Madrid on Tuesday, April 12, but first Chelsea visit Southampton on Saturday.
Chelsea’s defeat by using Real became their second home loss in five days when they were thrashed 4-1 by Brentford at the weekend.
Speaking after Wednesday’s loss, Tuchel told BT Sport: “It is a heavy loss. It changed into one of the worst first halves that I saw from us right here at Stamford Bridge. Individually and as a group it changed into by using far now not sufficient. It becomes a way from our standards and then you definitely lose games.
“Passing, wherein we surpassed, how we exceeded whilst we passed, while we attacked, the ball possession recreation. The first 1/2 was so from any requirements that we set ourselves that we can not whinge whilst we lose.
“We had sixteen photographs within the second half of. You can continually come lower back and win it but when you kill the game via yourself after forty-five minutes it’s far harder and harder.
“No, we should not visit Madrid. We need to pass Southampton and it’s far very essential to process this. It is essential that we visit Southampton. If we maintain gambling like this we are able to lose at Southampton after which we will get hammered at Bernabeu.”
Chelsea commenced Wednesday’s recreation towards Real as favorites to win the match and to progress over legs.
The Blues had in no way misplaced to Real in any of their 5 previous conferences.
Chelsea are the reigning European and international champions, however, Tuchel is proper to be involved in Saturday’s trip to Southampton.
If Chelsea allows this blip to develop into a giant run of terrible shape, there is a true possibility that they may fall out of the pinnacle 4 and fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.