‘I am far from relaxed’ – Tuchel gives two reasons for 4-0 loss to Arsenal

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Chelsea were yet again very poor, as the Blues were defeated 4-0 by Arsenal in our final pre-season tour of the United States.

Two goals in the first-half from Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard showed Arsenal’s intent, as the Gunners won the half 2-0.

The second-half didn’t fare any better, as the Blues also conceded two more goals.

Thomas Tuchel was very disappointed after the game, and blamed the defeat on two factors.

According to Tuchel, his team lacked the desired intensity, and he also didn’t use his best squad.

“I am far from relaxed,” Tuchel said after Chelsea’s heavy defeat to Arsenal.

“We were simply not good enough. We were simply not competitive.

“The worrying part is that the level of commitment physically and mentally for this match was far higher for Arsenal than for us.

“They played I think what is their strongest line-up and structure that you see now for several weeks. This was the line-up they will try to start for Premier League games.

“It was surely not our strongest line-up. This is a part of an explanation but only a little part and the other part is worrying. I cannot guarantee we will be ready in two weeks.”