Thomas Tuchel admitted his Chelsea aspect have been ‘fortunate’ to scrape previous Barnsley within the FA Cup fifth spherical and believes they ‘lacked braveness’ at Oakwell.
Tammy Abraham saved Chelsea’s blushes with a second-half winner as his aspect scraped by to the quarter-finals with a 1-Zero win.
Abraham struck the tie’s solely aim from shut vary, nevertheless it was robust luck on Barnsley, who put up a valiant effort.
The Sky Guess Championship aspect had the sport’s greatest probabilities towards Thomas Tuchel’s mis-firing Blues.
However they fell brief of their bid to drag off a repeat of their membership’s heroics towards Chelsea in the identical competitors 13 years in the past.
The Tykes produced an enormous quarter-final upset in 2008 when Kayode Odejayi headed their winner, however this time they paid the value for failing to take their probabilities.
New boss Tuchel, who was taking cost of his first ever FA Cup since changing Frank Lampard, admitted the Blues have been considerably lucky to have progressed.
“Yeah tremendous troublesome, we have been fortunate and we’ve got to confess we have been fortunate in some conditions,” he instructed talkSPORT’s Sam Matterface.
“We had Kepa who saved two huge probabilities within the first half and we had Tammy who saved the win on the aim line together with his head and his clearance.
“We struggled at the start of the sport; then it was a greater second half, we modified the construction to assist escape the strain a bit of bit easier.
“We did this so the second half we might management the sport a bit extra simply within the opponent’s half which made us extra comfy and it made it tougher for them to defend.
“In these minutes, we might rating and it was an excellent aim which I like quite a bit because of a wonderful run from Reece and a end from Tammy.
“However then once more, the opponent took plenty of threat and performed a really bodily sport and we had difficulties to deal with it and win second balls or win challenges for the primary balls.
“Once more, we ended the sport within the final 15 minutes method too deep and we couldn’t push the sport into the opponent’s half and in the long run we’ve got to confess we have been a bit of bit fortunate, however it isn’t forbidden to be fortunate within the cup.”
The German minimize a annoyed determine at Oakwell, with the bitterly chilly temperatures not slowing down his frantic touchline antics.
However when requested what annoyed him essentially the most, the previous PSG man instructed his new look Chelsea aspect wanted to be braver.
He added: “We have been missing braveness and we have been missing the moments, the little moments the place we’ve got to point out the standard and the precision to come back behind the final line.
“It was a tough day for us. I attempted to assist, I used to be energetic and I attempted to push everyone nevertheless it was troublesome in the present day and we’ve got to just accept.”