But after Cesar Azpilicueta’s error allowed Richarlison to score in Sunday’s defeat, Tuchel worryingly suggested that he had run out of ideas to fix his side’s results. He said: “If there is something I can do, I will try it, but if I knew about it, I would have done it before.
“I think, for me, the key is to have a clean sheet. Manchester United was a different game, more open, fluid, and more spaces, and we finally scored late and conceded straight away.
For me, this is more like the game against West Ham. The opponent defends deep, we struggled to find space in the first half, but against West Ham, we had a clean sheet and played without any big mistakes.
“That gives us the chance to score late. If you run behind against an opponent like this, in this atmosphere and install emotion and belief in a stadium like this and the opponent’s team, you struggle.”