One defeat and a training ground fight is all it takes for the momentum to vanish and
There was pushing and arguing between the pair, neither of whom played in the defeat by West Brom, when tempers flared in training and Tuchel sent his defender into the changing rooms shortly before the end of the session to calm down.
The row kicked off during a small-sided game when Rudiger went in late on Kepa, who reacted badly but was allowed to see out the session. Rudiger apologised to Kepa later on and Tuchel is satisfied that the incident is dealt with.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James are also said to have been involved in a heated discussion in the dressing room immediately after the game.
Tuchel admitted post-match that things got heated but that clearly carried over into Sunday’s session.
‘After 14 matches unbeaten, we cannot lose our head,’ Tuchel said. ‘After the game, it was the moment to be honest but to be calm and to breathe. It is our first loss together. It is important to find a way to deal with it together.
‘So there were some quick words to calm everybody down and to delay the talks because it was too emotional, too much frustration and that is not productive.’
Source: Law Game