Tuchel surprised that he is considered a favorite for a fight against Conte

In an interview with Sky Sports, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was amused that he could be considered a favorite in a fight against Spurs manager Antonio Conte after their altercation last weekend. « I have no muscles! » Even quipped the former PSG coach.

A week after their very tense face-to-face on the lawn of Stamford Bridge (2-2) during the second day of the Premier League, Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte relieved the pressure. After their altercation which almost saw the two men come to blows, the Chelsea manager took advantage of his appearances in front of the media to relativize and even laugh at this excess of tension during the derby between the two London clubs.

« I couldn’t be vulgar, I don’t have biceps! »

Asked by Sky Sports this Sunday, the German coach said he was « surprised » that a bookmaker places him as a favorite in the event of a possible – and fantasized, obviously – fight against the Italian. « I don’t have muscles! People asked me if I was vulgar during our headbutt, I said I couldn’t be because I don’t have biceps », he blurts out with a big smile.

The former PSG coach goes on to explain that all of this, with a little hindsight, was « just show ». « Nobody got hurt, we didn’t insult each other, it was all passion, we were completely focused on the match, that’s what can happen in a derby, with the turn of the game. events… We don’t need this every week, I can live very happily without getting a red card. »

Thomas Tuchel was suspended for one match and fined 41,000 euros but will be on the bench for the Blues this Sunday against Leeds (3 p.m.).

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