Former Cardiff manager, Neil Warnock, hit out at Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, over his comments following the Blues’ Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Tuchel watched as Real Madrid beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, thanks to Karim Benzema’s hat-trick.
However, speaking after his side’s defeat, Tuchel said at his post-match press conference that the Champions League last-8 fixture is over for Chelsea ahead of the second leg, insisting that his team will get ‘hammered’ in Spain next week.
But Warnock has now slammed Tuchel’s post-match comments, claiming it was the ‘worst interview’ the German has given since arriving at Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain.
He noted that Tuchel should not put the ‘white flag up’ before the second leg tie at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“That is probably the worst I have heard from Tuchel in an interview since he has been at Chelsea,” Warnock told talkSPORT.
“I didn’t sense that he believed that he could turn it around. I think the players have got to have the manager talking as if they can believe in him and I don’t think it was a good vibe last night.
“I know it’s 3-1 and it is almost impossible, but if you have seen these games, turn on some silly coin and a goal early doors so you can’t just put the white flag up.
“He didn’t sound good last night.”