Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen says the membership should discover a fast answer to their defensive struggles if they’re to advance within the Champions League.
The London membership misplaced 3-1 at dwelling to Actual Madrid within the quarter-final first leg match performed on Wednesday evening.
The Dane, specifically, had an evening to neglect as Vinicius Jr’s tempo and trickery have been an excessive amount of for him to deal with, and was withdrawn at half-time as coach Thomas Tuchel made a tactical change.
Talking after the match, Christensen pinpointed the current objectives the membership has shipped as the first supply of concern.
“We weren’t at our top-level,” he mentioned.
“We began good for 10 or quarter-hour, good vitality with the group behind us – they usually stayed behind us the entire recreation – however they efficiently took the tempo out of the sport.
“We have now conceded seven objectives now in two video games which isn’t regular for us. It’s not nearly this recreation, we did it as effectively on the weekend. We have now to repair it, and we’ve to do it fast,”
The Blues are nevertheless lucky there isn’t any away objective rule this season, giving them slim hopes forward of subsequent week.
“It’s two objectives, it’s nonetheless going to be very troublesome, however it may’t be worse than this. We have now to go there and make an enormous efficiency,”
“We have now to try to flip it round however it’s going to be troublesome. We weren’t on high and we all know that, however we’ve nothing to lose so we’ve to go there, put in an enormous efficiency and hopefully flip it round,”
Tuchel and firm will now shift their consideration to this weekend’s Premier League match in opposition to Southampton.