“It’s hard because you compare yourself to perhaps the two best teams that have ever played in the Premier League,” Tuchel said on Friday. “You get frustrated and you may feel less strong than you really are. The first point is to admit it. The second point is not to get frustrated with it and work on it with a daily process and get your lessons out.
“But on the other hand, there is something to close. There’s something that doesn’t seem to happen to these two teams the way it could happen to us.”
He also revealed how difficult it was to re-watch Wednesday’s defeat to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League: “I re-watched the game and I got mad at home in the middle of the night, and the next morning I watched him again and got angry again. The amount of chocolate I needed was immense to get through the match again. It’s good to do it because then you process it and understand better what the message should be.”