Tuchel clarifies statement on Anthony Taylor

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been handed a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with Antonio Conte.

The FA seemed to be displeased with Tuchel’s behaviour against Tottenham and also his comment about referee Anthony Taylor.

Tuchel has now clarified his statement made about the referee.

Asked to comment on Taylor, Tuchel told the media: “I was asked several times about it [Taylor’s performance] and this was my answer. I think it is more than just a feeling. There are some statistics that underline that we struggle to get the same results with him refereeing.

“Again, we never attacked or questioned his integrity or honour. It was about this game and I think it was in an acceptable way without being personal or falling out of line.

“Of course, I am passionate about this club and about my team and in moments when we fight and we play a game at the level that we played it. It kind of sucks me into the matches and I also get very passionate about it.

“I want to make it very clear I did not attack his integrity, I did not question it. I said very, very early that the two decisions were decisions for the VAR. But I was not happy with the way he whistles the game but ok.”