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Thomas Tuchel: “We wanted this badly”

Chelsea v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: Leg Two Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel spoke to the press after his side beat Real Madrid 2 - 0 (and 3 - 1 on aggregate) in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and advanced to the Champions League final.

Tuchel, who saw his side miss plenty of chances like they did in the first leg, was asked if he was worried if that would come back to haunt them.

“Any chance that you don’t take and you miss, you know you play on the edge because Real Madrid can hurt you any second out of absolutely nothing, by pure individual quality,’ Tuchel said.

“So to hang in there, to continue with positive body language, to hang in there physically and with the mental attitude like today, to stay active, to never stop trying to play for the second goal, never allowing Real Madrid to push us deep and create chances, this is really huge.

“So I am absolutely delighted with this spirit and big credit and big congratulations to the team.”