Thomas Tuchel sends apology to Conor Gallagher over FA Cup block

Conor Gallagher will be unavailable to play against his parent club in FA Cup semi-final.

The Blues will be facing Eagles at the Wembley for the FA Cup semi-final tie and the winner will face Liverpool in the finals on 14th May.

Conor Gallagher who is currently on loan with Crystal Palace was denied permission to play against his parent club this weekend.

The 22-year-old has been in fine form this campaign scoring eight goals in all competitions for the Eagles.

Thomas Tuchel admitted to have understood the youngster’s disappointment.

“I had the chance to speak to Conor, and I could also see his frustration,” said the German.

“We met some weeks ago. We met after the international break by coincidence, in a restaurant, and we had a chat, and the subject came up. And I apologised.

“Because I know how competitive he is and I know his character. I like him a lot and it was a pleasure to have him here in pre-season.

“We play to win the game. The rules were clear when we made the loan. I can totally understand the disappointment of Conor, but these were the rules when we made the loan.”


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