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How do you and the players feel after what was a win at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid on Tuesday night but a Champions League exit?

“I think we are all in between. In terms of confidence, I think it’s a huge boost, but it’s still a disappointment to come out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals. It’s not a big drama like that but, of course, it’s still a disappointment because we felt we could be one of the four teams in the semi-finals.

“It’s a strange feeling. We had a huge task going to Madrid – winning by at least two goals to qualify for extra time or three goals to win in a knockout tie at the Bernabeu. It was a fantastic performance and stays that way, but it still tastes bitter because we came out of the Champions League, in both legs we made too many individual mistakes and too many people were punished for individual quality.

“It’s still a bit in between for me but we’re bouncing back from the two results and the two performances against Brentford and Madrid at home, we won both games after that. It’s a big knockout game at Wembley which is, in my opinion, a good thing because it’s a huge reward to go with it, so it’s not a normal Premier League game to rack up points, but straight away another knockout game.

“As you know, I think the players are also a bit in between. We haven’t talked about it too much with them. We’ve been training, training time now, before a game on Sunday. We’re going to use it to sweat in. get out there, digest it fully and be ready for sunday.

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Thomas Tuchel is set to return to Wembley Stadium for Chelsea’s FA Cup final against Crystal Palace. (Photo by Michael Regan – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)