GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS,
Thomas Tuchel became the first manager in Champions League history to avoid defeat in his first five games against Real Madrid.
But the German came away frustrated with Chelsea’s performance only earning a 1-1 draw.
He told BT Sport: “We started the game very very well, with a lot of courage and quality. We deserved to win the first half, we had chances.
“Unfortunately they scored from a set-piece and they had nothing else, we didn’t allow any chances.
“It was a disappointing score at half time. We had to stay calm and not lose confidence.
“The second half was very tactical, you could feel that we are a bit tired. We only had a few days to recover from another tough away game. We have to live with 1-1.
“The goal was well deserved and we should have scored at least one more.
“We conceded more or less out of nothing and that can always happen against individual quality.”
Meanwhile, Neymar’s contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain is ‘almost settled’.
He told RMC Sport: “My extension? Everything is almost settled.
“You know, we’re in discussions with PSG… We’re not in a hurry. I feel comfortable.
“I feel really happy here.”
And finally, Prem chiefs have wrapped up a new three-year TV deal — worth the same £4.6billion as the current contract.
In a big success for League boss Richard Masters, Sky, BT, Amazon and the BBC have agreed to extend the terms of the contract which was due to run out next summer for a further three seasons.
It comes after the Covid chaos of the past 12 months which saw the broadcasters demand a £330million collective rebate from the 20 clubs.
But concerns about those repayments have been eased by the certainty offered to the clubs with the new deal.
Sky, paying £3.58bn over three seasons, keep the lion’s share of the 200 games to be broadcast live each season.