After experiencing the 1-4 lost to the guys in the Atletico Madrid shirts in the European Super Cup, the Chelsea coach Di Matteo thought they lost the game because of their poor state.
Di Matteo said: “In the first half, we had a bad start and entered the state slow, and in the first 20 minutes we lost two goals, so, the game became very difficult. And they had an ideal start; Falcao became bvery dangerous when given space. We should have blocked him before that.” He went on saying: “It is the most disappointing that we had not been in the state since the beginning. In the first half, we had some opportunities but we did not pay enough attention. They scored goals early and the game followed their space. We found it was very difficult to obtain space in the midfield, and tried to attack the sidewalk. Our idea was to attack and their ideal was counterattack. So far, we seem much tougher and difficult to be overcome, but it is not in this game.”
When talking about the opponents’ striker Falcao, Di Matteo said: “We had known that he is one of the best forwards in Europe; and his second goal tonight once again proves it. It is a very beautiful shot.” It comes to his side’s forward Sturridge, Di Matteo said: “He is our player. He comes off the bench today, there is nothing to say. We have two strikers and they will be with us wearing Chelsea football shirts. There are a lot of rumors, but not all of those are true. I am very pleased with our team and we have a number of good players. We introduced some young, exciting and talented players. It needs some time to knead them together, but I am very happy with our current situation.”
The right back Cahill that scored the only goal was angry at the performance of the team, he said: “We play too bad. We come to the state slow and slowly begin to improve with the progress of the game. To be honest, each of us is abnormal and sometimes the scene is very embarrassing.” Cahill said: “We treat every game with the same attitude and the game tonight is a big game. We are very depressed for that we lose an important opportunity. I am very sad. Obviously, we look forward to a reversal in the league, because our performance today is unacceptable. “