After a second straight away defeat, Thomas Tuchel ripped into his Chelsea players, calling them an easy target.

Read Also:Sadio Mane replies Jurgen Klopp’s message amid Liverpool slow start

Raheem Sterling gave the Blues the lead, but Tuchel’s team collapsed as Southampton earned a victory thanks to goals from Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong.

Todd Boehly, co-owner and chairman, was present at St. Mary’s to witness Chelsea’s second road defeat after their 3-0 thrashing at Leeds.

Read Also:Pogba’s brother threatens to disclose “explosive” information about Paul Pogba

Tuchel fumed: “It’s too easy to push us off the track, too easy to win challenges, too easy to bully us.

“We’re not tough enough to win these matches away from home. It’s a little the same story as at Leeds.

“Today we scored but one sloppy bit of defending and we are off balance and we did not react to it.

“We were lucky not to concede a third goal. We were not tough enough to react and push it over the line.

“Soft, soft, soft defending. You know what stops that? Pure mentality.

“Just toughen up and show the mentality. I don’t like to talk about it because you can’t prove it with data or body position.

Read Also: Man Utd fans come up with comical name for front-three if they sign Antony

“But both goals are cheap goals, soft goals, and should not happen.”

Reece James is unable to play due to illness, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek was forced to leave the game before halftime owing to a hamstring injury, according to Tuchel.

The Blues’ head coach was at a loss for explanations for their struggles to start the season and is looking to his players to step up.

Tuchel added: “If these key players are missing, you need to show a different mentality.

“It’s not [been] enough to win at Leeds and Southampton.

Read Also: France uncovered hidden pools by AI technology

“The line is so thin between excuses and explanations I better not go down this road as I don’t want to give any chance for excuses. We need to find solutions.

“What will help is the closing of the transfer window. We will know who has the full commitment that we can demand.

“Everybody including myself has to step up to a new level of performance because these are OK performances, not a disaster, but OK can never be enough.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here