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Kanté disappointed by Chelsea’s collective failure, doesn’t want to feel like that ever again

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Chelsea are still trying to cope with Sunday’s record 6-0 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad. We likely won’t be getting over it anytime soon, and certainly not until the team gets back into action, starting on Thursday. Until then, all we’ve got is talk.

Joining Rüdiger and Azpilicueta in expressing post-match disappointment, confusion, and intention to never let that result happen again, is N’Golo Kanté, who doesn’t usually talk much.

“It’s difficult to explain.

“They outclassed us. It was a collective failing. They outclassed us from the first minute to the last minute, and they made the difference in the first minutes of the first half. It was very difficult to come back from that.

“It’s a great disappointment and we have to react. It’s difficult to accept such a heavy defeat, but we have a lot of matches coming up to lift our heads and give us hope for good results at the end of this season. We all have disappointment etched across our faces. But we’ve got a lot to learn from this, and hopefully we will not repeat the same mistakes in the future.”

-N’Golo Kanté; source: Chelsea FC

One can only hope. At this point, we haven’t got much more to go on than hope. A third of the season remains, and Chelsea do have a chance at a couple trophies. Whatever lesson we can learn from Sunday’s defeat will have to be learned very quickly.