Chelsea manager Tuchel slams referee for smiling with Ancelotti

Tuchel was disappointed that the referee had a good time with Ancelotti.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was frustrated by the referee’s post-match interaction with Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The Blues lost Champions League QF 5-4 on aggregate after Karim Benzema netted a winner in extra-time.

Tuchel spoke to reporters, “I was disappointed that the referee had a good time with my colleague, Carlo Ancelotti.

“I know Carlo is a gentleman and a nice guy, but when I wanted to go and say thank you for the match, I saw him smiling and laughing loudly with the opponents’ coach.

“I think this is the very, very wrong time to do this after a final whistle and 126 minutes where one team gave all their hearts and fought until the last drop.

“You go and see the referee smiling and laughing with the other coach. I think it is very, very bad timing. I told him this, and that’s it.”

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