The newest London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham was a thriller that led to a 2-2 draw due to a aim deep into stoppage time by Harry Kane, however that ended up as an afterthought.
- Former Chelsea supervisor Antonio Conte bought right into a scuffle with Thomas Tuchel after the Blues-Spurs derby
- Tuchel took situation with Conte not trying him within the eye once they shook arms
- Both managers stated they “enjoyed” the conflict and performed it down
The managers stole the highlight after an explosive finish to the sport at Stamford Bridge, identical to there was in 2016 when Tottenham’s title problem ended with a 2-2 draw in opposition to Chelsea and each units of gamers and coaches clashed repeatedly on and off the sphere.
Six years on, Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel and Tottenham boss Antonio Conte shook arms on the sphere after the ultimate whistle, however Tuchel appeared to not let go of his grip and intimated that Conte look him within the eye.
They squared up and shouted in every others’ faces, earlier than gamers and coaches from each groups piled in, pushing and shoving.
Tuchel and Conte have been then proven straight purple playing cards and there may be the potential for an additional ban.
The pair had clashed through the match, too, when Conte celebrated Tottenham’s first equaliser by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg within the 68th minute.
Conte went as much as Tuchel and barged into his chest, sparking a melee among the many teaching workers and substitutes as Tuchel pointed to Conte and informed him to remain in his a part of the technical space.
Then, after Reece James put Chelsea again in entrance within the 77th, Tuchel set off on a dash previous Conte and down the touchline, clenching his fist in delight.
“I thought when we shake hands you looked in each other eyes, but Antonio had a different opinion,” Tuchel stated of the post-match conflict with former Blues supervisor Conte.
“He was happy when they equalised and it got a bit heated, but nothing big … I think it was not necessary but a lot of things were not necessary.”
Conte stated the referee “didn’t understand the dynamic of what happened … it would be a pity if, for this situation, we miss the next game.”
The Italian supervisor stated he would “pay more attention” subsequent time when he shakes arms together with his German counterpart, however each managers stated they “enjoyed” the conflict.
“I think that, for what happened we did enjoy it,” Conte stated, agreeing with an earlier assertion from Tuchel.
“Next time we’ll pay more attention, just shake the hand and solve the problem. I’ll stay on my bench, he’ll stay on his bench.”
Tuchel additionally performed down the conflict, saying they have been merely “fighting for our teams”.
“Nobody got insulted, nobody got hurt, we didn’t have a fist fight or something,” he stated.
“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.”