Thomas Tuchel has said that he is surprised that people think he would win a physical combat against Tottenham boss, Antonio Conte.
This is following the two managers’ bust-up during their 2-2 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
The Chelsea and Tottenham bosses clashed twice during last Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge and have been punished by the English FA.
And during an interview on Sunday ahead of the Blues clash with Leeds United, Tuchel joked that he would not stand a chance against Conte.
“It was about passion and I’m very passionate on the side-lines and the game sucked both of us in,” the German said.
“It was a little outburst of passion from Antonio and me and okay now we have to live with people laughing at us and making fun of us which is fair enough.
“It was entertainment, nobody got hurt, we didn’t insult each other, and I think that it was just passion and it fitted to the game and to the derby,” he said.
Bookmakers are even sharing their thoughts on which manager would win in a fight, with the Blues boss the surprise favourite.
“They had me as the favourite? I’m surprised I have no muscles, I don’t have the biceps!” Tuchel joked.
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