Chelsea have already made it to the UEFA Champions League semi-final for the first time in the last seven years, and their coach Thomas Tuchel is hyped. Tuchel is now looking forward to the final-four fixture but wants to face Real Madrid over Liverpool. Thomas Tuchel explains why he wants to face Real Madrid over Liverpool in the UCL semi-final.
Real Madrid faces Liverpool holding a 3-1 lead over Jurgen Klopp’s side. . Los Blancos travel to face the Premier League champions at Anfield on Wednesday with a foot already set into the competition semi-final.
Thomas Tuchel was asked who he would prefer to meet in the last four, and the Blues manager boldly picked Real Madrid over the Reds. Tuchel had a unique reason. He claimed playing against a side outside of the Premier League gives the fixture an actual Champions League feeling.
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Thomas Tuchel explains why he wants to face Real Madrid over Liverpool in the UCL semi-final. He said:
“In general I like not to play against teams from your same league in the Champions League as it gives more of a feeling of European competition but that is the only thing. The game is far from over but I will watch it for sure. Everything is possible. Liverpool are very strong at home so we take what we get. It is a good situation for us.”
Chelsea faces Manchester City this weekend at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup semi-finals tie, with Chelsea aiming to reach the FA cup final for the 15th time. Manchester City are however looking to win a quadruple for the first time in history.