Chelsea defender explains what players spoke about in dressing room after Arsenal defeat
It was a disastrous day in the office for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel yesterday.
They have now lost three games on the bounce at Stamford Bridge whilst conceding 10 goals.
The Bridge used to be somewhat of a fortress until recent times, a place where most teams would visit knowing that it would be near impossible to get a win. Those times have gone, for now at least.
Tuchel was a hugely frustrated figure at the end of the game and he was keen to put the blame on unforced individual errors for Arsenal’s goals.
One of them was from centre back Andreas Christensen, who was awful all game and then came off at half time injured, allegedly.
Chelsea players furiously headed into the dressing room at full time and they had a lot to ponder. Christensen says they all spoke about the poor defensive form.
“Since Thomas arrived at the club, we’ve always been strong defensively,” Christensen said after the game as cited on the Chelsea website.
“That’s been our base to work from and then knowing that our quality up front guarantees goals. Being solid at the back has always been a priority and recently, it’s been kind of the opposite.
“We spoke about it in the dressing room, because we’ve now conceded 10 goals in our last three home games and that’s nowhere near good enough.
“I take 100 per cent responsibility on my shoulders for the first goal, it was my mistake, but luckily for me we got back into the game quite quickly through Timo’s goal. We kept making mistakes though and it’s hard to keep bouncing back.”