“it’s our responsibility what happened” – Chelsea midfielder blames players for German manager’s exit

By | September 16, 2022

Chelsea vice-captain Jorginho believes that he and his teammates and himself are to blame for the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.

The Blues announced last week that they had parted company with the German, the day after his side suffered a 1-0 away loss in the Champions League against Dinamo Zagreb.

Tuchel departs Stamford Bridge after winning only three of his opening seven matches as the Blue’s head-coach this season, and Jorginho admits the team are as much to blame for their poor start to the season as the 49-year-old.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League match with Red Bull Salzburg, Brazilian-born Italy international midfielder said: “Of course, we’re a team. So it’s not one person responsible for what happened.

“We are a team and a group on the pitch. Of course, it’s our responsibility what happened.”

The midfielder added: “We tried to do what we could and where it could go better. Unfortunately, it wasn’t working and the challenge now is to rebuild confidence.

“It was a surprise for us. There is always talking about what happened but now we have games coming and life is quick, so we don’t have much time to stay here thinking. We talk and then we need to concentrate on what we do.”

Tuchel claimed the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup during his reign at Stamford Bridge.