Tuchel vs Conte: Chelsea boss flexed muscles in presser after clash

Thomas Tuchel flexes his muscles after clash with Antonio Conte in Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were both sent off in the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

The two managers clashed on numerous occasions during the second half.

Things got heated after Pierre-Emile Højbjerg’s equaliser in the 68th minute. The two managers were given a yellow card after a mini skirmish on the sideline.

And they were both given red cards after it all kicked off once again when they were shaking hands following the 2-2 draw.

The two managers calmed down soon after the match and were able to joke about the clash.

There were a brilliant moment in Tuchel’s press conference.

Before speaking to the media, Tuchel decided to flex his biceps following his clash with Conte. View the moment below…

Never change, Thomas.

Tuchel revealed he was annoyed at the final whistle because Conte didn’t look him in the eye when he was shaking his hand.

“I thought when you shake hands you look in each other eyes, Antonio had a different opinion,” he said, per the Evening Standard.

“It was emotional, he was happy when he equalised – I then got a bit heated but nothing big. It was not necessary but a lot of things were not necessary.”

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The 48-year-old continued in another press conference: “It’s like two players who had a bit of fight on the field and nothing happens. Nobody gets injured and the players, if you have a hard tackle or fair tackle, if you don’t go and apologise, there’s no need.

“It’s Premier League football and the two managers got involved today because both of us were fighting for our teams. That was it, nobody got insulted, nobody got hurt, we didn’t have a fist fight or something.

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“For me, it’s not a big deal. It was part of it today and it boiled of course and it featured us. Both nothing bad. I don’t have any bad feeling and I’m sure he will not have.

“We fought for our teams and it happens. It’s so close here and it was such an intense match… both dugouts are very close so it got a bit heated from both of us. Yes [I enjoyed it] and I think he enjoyed it as well. It was nothing bad.”

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