Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has stated reasons he had an altercation with Antonio Conte his counterpart at Tottenham Hotspur after both teams ended in a 2-2 stalemate.
The two men almost went physical after Emile Hojbjerg equalized for Spurs, canceling out Kalidou Koulibaly’s opener.
After the game, Tuchel held onto Conte’s hand firmly and muttered swear words, with both managers needing to be separated.
Tuchel has now claimed he wanted the Italian to look into his eyes as they shook hands.
“He was happy when they equalized and it got a bit heated but nothing big. We both got a red card? It wasn’t necessary. But a lot of things were not necessary. Another poor decision from the referee today.
“It’s emotional. It’s the Premier League, it’s the game. You love it, no? We love it. We are emotional coaches,” Tuchel said.
Meanwhile, Conte on his part wrote on Instagram that he would have tripped Tuchel
His post reads “Lucky I didn’t see you… Making your trip over would have been well deserved.”