It was a good night for Thomas Tuchel and his Chelsea side after a 2-0 win against Porto in Seville last night.
Goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell helped the Blues seize the advantage in the Champions League quarter-final first leg, with Chelsea now having two away goals going into the second leg of the tie.
As such, it was no surprise that Tuchel was in good spirits after the game as he spoke to BT Sport’s chief reporter Des Kelly about the win for his side.
Tuchel described it as an “excellent result” for Chelsea against a strong Porto side, adding that his side had to suffer in some moments as they responded to the 5-2 defeat against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.
But one thing that Tuchel did in his post-match interview caught the attention of BT Sport host Gary Lineker, with the Chelsea boss looking away at times as he was asked questions by Kelly.
Indeed, Lineker made light of the German’s actions as the broadcast returned to the studio, with the former Tottenham and England striker mimicking Tuchel as he looked away from the camera and off into the distance.
With the camera back on Lineker, he looked up to his right and said: “ Excellent reaction there from Thomas Tuchel.”
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However, Lineker then moved to clarify what Tuchel had been doing as he was asked questions during the interview, adding that he had been “reliably informed” that the German was actually watching replays of the goals scored by Mount and Chilwell.
Regardless, Tuchel had every right to be pleased with his side as they put themselves in a strong position to reach the semi-finals of the competition ahead of the second leg next week.