Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-2 tie on Sunday at Stamford Bridge was a heated match on and off the field.
Even at this early stage, it seemed certain that something would happen between two ardent and aggressive managers under challenging circumstances that may be crucial to both Chelsea’s and Spurs’ individual seasons.
Their antics at the post-game handshake resulted in a straight red card for both coaches, with the issues between the two remaining unsolved. It was a six of one, half a dozen of the other situation.
Both managers were questioned about what happened at Stamford Bridge in the post-game news conference.
Tuchel commented on the altercation, according to SportEarly: “It’s Premier League football, and the two managers got involved today because we were both battling for our clubs. There it was.
It’s not a huge problem for me. It was included in it today.
“We battled for our groups. Both dugouts are close together since this game was so close and emotional. So…”
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Via Football London, former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte spoke about getting a red card:
I was given a red card by the referee, but he failed to recognise the context of what had transpired. I must accept that it’s alright. I’ll say it again: I don’t think it’s a big deal. If there is a conflict, it will be between the other coach and I.
“You can watch the video to see what occurred. I don’t play dead. I act aggressively when I observe it.
In the news conference, both coaches echoed the same message, with Conte adding, “I don’t believe it’s a major problem,” and Tuchel noting, “It’s not a big concern.”
While the two received penalties as a consequence, it led to some excellent Premier League drama that was fueled by genuine competitiveness in a match that has become known as the “Battle of the Bridge.”
In a matchup that many will be eager to see again this season, Tuchel and Conte each exhibit unmatched enthusiasm for their respective clubs.