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Tuchel: We can’t feel sorry for ourselves

With three huge games still to play this season, Thomas Tuchel knows his Chelsea team cannot afford to dwell on yesterday’s FA Cup final defeat to Leicester City.

We meet the same opponents at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, knowing a victory will move us above the Foxes in the Premier League going into the final weekend of the league campaign.

Tuchel’s task is to get his players looking forward and not feeling sorry for themselves after the disappointment of losing at Wembley.

‘There is nothing much to do, we focus on our performance, this is what we always do,’ said the boss.

‘Okay, in a final we make an excuse and say okay, no matter what, you take any result or any win, no matter how you get your hands on the trophy, you take it, but in general we are about performance, and we will now talk about what we did good and what we can do better to be ready on Tuesday.

‘This is it in sports, there is no team that never loses, there is no single sports guy out there who never loses. Now it's about coming back, bouncing back, showing mentality again and belief on Tuesday.

‘We’ve missed now a trophy, which we are very sad about, but we have another competition now, with two finals against Leicester and Aston Villa, and then another final. We have enough to do, we cannot regret for too long.’

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