In the run-up to next week’s semi-end second stage against Real Madrid, Arsene Wenger believes Chelssea will face a ‘psychological issue.’ The excellent solo goal of Christian Pulisic placed Chelsea on Tuesday night in the first leg, but Karim Benzenemo’s close range Equalizer scored 1-1 for Madrid. Next Wednesday, Chelsea will host Madrid back at Stamford Bridge. And Wenger feels that every player needs Thomas Tuchel to follow a strict game plan to reach the final. Wenger told beIN Sports that “What’s interesting about the Champions League is, you always have a problem with your psychology in the second game.”
So, I say, are you going to try and get 0-0, or are you going to try and win the game? Wenger answered: “I would attempt to win the game, if he were Chelsea manager.” For Madrid is psychologically in a different situation. They go to Chelsea and, even if they scoring a goal, they’re only playing.
When the way you are doing things is not clear, you are always in trouble. Because players are in between two [mindsets] because of the lack of clarity. ‘They have one advantage for Madrid – they’re obvious, they know what to do for the second leg.’