Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel has fired a warning to his aspect that they are going to be hammered at Santiago Bernabeu subsequent week within the Champions League return match towards Actual Madrid.
The London membership was removed from their greatest as Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect thumped them 3-1 on Wednesday night time within the first leg of the quarter-final tie.
In-form Karim Benzema scored a surprising hat-trick, his second in successive Champions League matches, with Chelsea’s comfort coming by way of Kai Havertz.
Talking after the match, Tuchel warned they’ll lose to Southampton over the weekend and subsequent week’s return leg if they can not repair their defensive points shortly.
“We do not have to go to Madrid, we have now to go Southampton and it is extremely essential to course of this,” Tuchel instructed BT Sport. “It’s essential that we go to Southampton. If we hold enjoying like this we are going to lose at Southampton after which we are going to get hammered on the Bernabeu.
“It’s a heavy loss. It was one of many worst first halves that I noticed from us right here at Stamford Bridge. Individually and as a staff it was by far not sufficient. It was removed from our requirements and you then lose video games.
“Passing, the place we handed, how we handed, once we handed, once we attacked, the ball possession sport… first half was so from any requirements that we set ourselves that we can not complain once we lose.”
Tuchel believes the tie is over, insisting his rapid focus is the match towards the Saints.
“I fear extra about Southampton than I fear about Actual Madrid within the subsequent week. There may be my focus. At present, is that this alive? No. Not with this efficiency. To begin with we have to play Southampton and if we don’t get our heads straight and mentality proper we won’t win in Southampton. After which this tie isn’t alive.
Wednesday’s loss was Chelsea’s second successive loss, having misplaced to Brentford within the league final weekend.