‘We came from an away game in the Champions League and we played a team like Burnley who always puts long balls into your box and you must keep them out of your box, and on that level we collected the first and second balls. You need to do so much invisible work as a team on such a high level to control a match like this, to create so many chances.
‘So it was a fantastic effort and fantastic performance. I’m super happy. It can happen in football that sometimes, unfortunately like today, somebody else steals some points. Like I said, we have been lucky in Brentford to walk away with a clean sheet. Burnley are lucky today to get the result but it happens sometimes.’
Tuchel also spoke about Ross Barkley whom he brought into the team in an altered attacking shape. Barkley played well but missed a good chance to make it 2-0 as he was about to be substituted, but as the boss pointed out, it was far from the only good opportunity the team had.
‘If you’re watching the training then you see that Ross deserved to start,’ Tuchel said, ‘and we changed a bit the shape in the front three today and played with a number 10 position behind the number six for Burnley. We saw a perfect position for Ross to start today. He waited a long time and he had a huge impact on our matches when he came on.