Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea Head Coach 'Slapped' Spurs Striker Harry Kane After Fiery London Derby

Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea Head Coach 'Slapped' Spurs Striker Harry Kane After Fiery London Derby

Martin Moses
August 17, 2022 at 11:05 AM
  • Harry Kane and Thomas Tuchel joked after the match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur that started with Tuchel slapping Kane
  • The striker did not seem to take offence with Tuchel's actions as they both laughed it off
  • This followed a scuffle between Tuchel and Kane's coach Antonio Conte during the match at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane shared a light moment after the London game on Sunday.

Kane rescued a point for his side right at the death in a game that they were completely dominated. The Englishman extended his exemplary record in the London derbies by equalizing in the 96th minute for a 2-2 scoreline.

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Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate with fans after Harry Kane's goal against Chelsea. Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC.
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It was a game marked by intense clashes between the two dugouts, with both managers receiving red cards after the game.

Tuchel then went on a rant during the post-match press conference of how match day referee Anthony Taylor was biased.

He then afterwards took issue with Kane, albeit jokingly, for denying his side maximum points. According to Daily Star, Kane was conducting his interview with BBC Radio Live 5 when Tuchel interrupted and slapped him.

The two then joke about the slap, with Kane telling Tuchel that it should be another red card. The duo laugh off the incident before Tuchel walks off.

Thomas Tuchel flexes his biceps after clash with Antonio Conte

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Thomas Tuchel jokingly flexed his biceps following Chelsea's intriguing 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea manager and his opposite number, Antonio Conte, clashed in a heated row during and after the London derby on Sunday, August 14.

Both Tuchel and Conte had a perfect start to the 2022-23 campaign, recording wins over Everton and Southampton, respectively on the opening weekend ahead of Sunday's fixture. Tuchel delivered a wholesome moment at his post-match presser with the German tactician aiming a dig at referee Anthony Taylor while insisting his side deserved the win.

But during the press conference, the 48-year-old Chelsea boss jokingly showed off his muscles to reporters; Tuchel insisted that the coming together that saw both coaches red-carded was hardly a "big deal".

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