Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has explained the reason behind Jorginho’s error that gifted Manchester United star Jadon Sancho the chance to open the scoring.
Man United were outplayed in the first half by the home side, which is fair to admit, but somehow went ahead after Sancho scored the opener early in the second half.
The Blues had a corner kick but Manchester United defended it properly, with Alex Telles clearing the ball off the danger zone.
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford pressed forward upon seeing Jorginho standing alone by himself trying to cool the Telles’ clearance.
Unfortunately for the Italian, he failed to cool the ball to his taste, handing Sancho the chance to steal it off him and would go on to put the ball past Edouard Mendy.
Thomas Tuchel has rather blamed the lights at Stamford Bridge for obstructing Jorginho’s judgement of controlling the ball.
“He misjudged the situation and he was heavily disturbed from the lights so did not see the ball in the end. It happens,” Tuchel said as quoted by MEN.
Michael Carrick was pleased with his side’s performance against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and hailed his side’s pressing.
“Of course I understood what the game was going to bring,” said Carrick. “It’s a good Chelsea team, they’re playing well and have had a good run of results, so to come away disappointed in some ways is a positive.
“I think there’s a lot made about the pressing to be honest. I get there’s times where we haven’t been good this season, I totally agree with that, but I think over time we’ve pressed ever so well as a team, certainly in recent seasons.”