‘The Lights Heavily Disturbed Him,’ Tuchel Defends Jorginho’s Error

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has come to the defence of the team’s captain Jorginho over the howler that gifted United a short-lived lead at Stamford Bridge, claiming he was blinded by the “lights.”

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The Italian had fumbled his first touch from a desperate clearance by United’s Bruno Fernandes in the heavyweight London cracker.

Jason Sancho was at the right place at the right time to pounce on the gift to slot in the goal to leave a helpless Mendy sprawling.

In a post-match interview on Sunday evening, Tuchel claimed the floodlights were to blame for the error leading to the player not seeing the ball.

“It’s very unusual,” he said. “A mistake like this and to concede a goal like this for us in general, and especially with Jorgi; I think he misjudged the situation and he was heavily disturbed from the lights. He did not see the ball in the end.

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“But it takes a lot of courage and personality to not be affected during the match, to have the courage to take the penalty for the equaliser in a crucial moment. I’m very happy that he did it.”

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