Themes that irritated Zidane on the eve of the Champions League semi-final, the controversial European Super League and possible UEFA retaliations were also protagonists in Thomas Tuchel’s press conference on Monday. The Chelsea commander was also asked whether the referee could harm Real Madrid for being at the forefront of the project, but made it clear that he believes that this type of discussion is off the field.

“I trust 100% in refereeing and UEFA, in all referees at this level. We need the best refereeing, but I trust that he will do the best he can. I don’t think there is such an advantage or disadvantage in a political discussion. my head”, said Tuchel.

Tuchel confirmed that he will not have Kovacic available for Tuesday’s match and stressed that the key to successfully eliminating Real Madrid is “not lowering the level” in the matches. And he showed confidence in qualifying for the final because of the performance that Chelsea has been showing.