Azpilicueta fails to explain Arsenal disaster: 'It's difficult to learn from defeats like this'
- Chelsea were blown away from the start against Arsenal, points out Azpilicueta.
- It was difficult to learn from the games like this, the captain says.
- Chelsea squad intends to redeem themselves against Tottenham on Thursday.
Chelsea captain assessed the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal and tried to extract some lessons from the game. However, he failed to explain the reasons behind the loss, except for stating that it is difficult to learn from the defeats 'like this'.
Azpilicueta told Chelsea FC:
"It has been difficult right from the start of the game, we did not start well. After the first half we were 2-0 down, we tried to fight until the end, but they were a lot better than us and we were not able to find a way to come back.
"It's difficult to learn from defeats like this, obviously, this is a bad day, and now we have to look forward."
Sarri: 'This is not a team that is going to be well known for its battling qualities, but we need to become a team that is capable of adapting, possibly suffering for 10 or 15 minutes, and then playing our own football. Today we didn’t play our own football.' #ARSCHE— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 19 января 2019 г.
The upcoming League Cup semifinal 2nd leg game against Tottenham could serve as redemption for Chelsea, Azpi believes:
"It's a big opportunity against Tottenham next Thursday to fight back against them to qualify for the League Cup final and battle for the trophy.
"Obviously, we would've liked to go into that game after a better result, but there is no better scenario for us to turn it around and please our fans and get them to Wembley one more time."
Chelsea join Huddersfield as the only PL teams to fail to score vs Bernd Leno in 90 mins this season— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) 19 января 2019 г.
Cesar acknowledges how tight the fight for the top four in the Premier League has become now in the face of the Arsenal defeat:
"The things are getting closer, after a result against Arsenal it is getting tight. But we know we have to fight right until May, and we will do our best. I know that the minimum of what we can ask of ourselves is to qualify for the Champions League for next year."