Chelsea ditched the Europa League pants and the Europa League socks and put on the big boy pants and pulled up the big boy socks, showing no fear in taking on the big boys from the Champions League last night. At least that’s what the big boy himself, Kurt Zouma is taking pride in after the 2-2 draw against Liverpool in the Super Cup.
“We can be proud because we played a very good game against a strong side. We had no fear. We gave them very difficult moments and we should have won I think. Of course we are a bit disappointed we didn’t get the trophy, but we can keep the good we did.
“There are a lot of positives we can take, especially after the loss we had at the weekend. We are a big team with big players and we showed that. The lads gave everything for 120 minutes. We were all focused and we all did our jobs so we can be proud of that.”
Kurt Zouma had a day to forget on Sunday, committing multiple individual errors in the 4-0 defeat at Manchester United, but yesterday saw a much more composed performance from the 24-year-old. And that’s certainly a good thing as he’s likely to play plenty of minutes even after Antonio Rüdiger returns from injury.
Zouma has played every minute of the season so far, and that’s unlikely to change next weekend, especially after the apparent injury (of unknown severity) suffered by Andreas Christensen that forced him off in the second half.
“We have to play, we are ready for that. Us players have to recover well, especially after a game like this, and prepare ourselves for Sunday. We should have won but that’s football, now we have to move on.”
-Kurt Zouma; source: Chelsea FC
Frank Lampard has set the goal of three wins from the next three games. If we keep the big boy pants on, we just might do that.