“Hopefully we can turn things around with Anthony Taylor” – Ironic Thomas Tuchel comments on dodgy referee

English people have a stereotype about German people – that they don’t have a sense of humour.

In fact, Germans often have a very dry sense of humour that is very similar to the English – although you won’t catch either of them admitting it.

Just look at Thomas Tuchel’s comments about Anthony Taylor, the ref who has overseen a few Chelsea defeats in recent times. He’s been serious, but you can just imagine the twinkle in his eye when he makes seemingly innocent remarks about the ref:

“I trust in the referees and I trust in Anthony Taylor that he will try to have the best performance,” Tuchel said.

“Here in Cobham and in the club we cannot get lost in ideas that there’s something behind it. We have to make ourselves free from this and do what we need to do to be able to win this match.

“Do we need a top referee? Yes. Do we need good decisions from VAR, or maybe no decision from it? Yes. Do we need a little bit of luck? Yes. And hopefully we can turn things around with Anthony Taylor.”

The implication in the questions he was asked was that Taylor is biased, the way he responds turned it round to imply that he’s just incompetent.

He’s also totally right, in saying that the worst thing Chelsea can do is get it stuck in their heads that the ref is actually biased. That just gives the players an excuse, and they’ve got to move beyond that.

Let’s win so comfortably that the ref doesn’t come into it.

One thought on ““Hopefully we can turn things around with Anthony Taylor” – Ironic Thomas Tuchel comments on dodgy referee

  1. The complain about the referee will be done by fans. The team shouldn’t let that affect the performance. I Chelsea’s faithful are up to the task of pressuring biased officials like Taylor. The stats are their to support the claim.

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