Chelsea may be a young and relatively inexperienced team still, but we also have several seasoned winners amongst our numbers, including one N’Golo Kanté, Champion of the World, Champion of Europa, and Champion of England twice over.
Serial winners don’t like to lose, even if they’re nice and adorable and mild-mannered and more impervious to bookings than most like NG.
“We are all very disappointed. I think, after the loss against Everton, we wanted to win here. The first half was not so great but we managed to score the first goal and to finish the game by losing is a big disappointment.”
Big, big appointment with the dis, indeed.
So what went wrong? Well, where to start...
“We knew that even when we were not playing that great we were one goal ahead, so we could have managed the game and kept the difference. But when they scored [the equaliser] we tried to get back in front and by trying to win the game we conceded many counter-attacks and they scored late and we lost the game.”
So, basically we lost our heads. How very last season.
Let’s get back to playing more like this season, shall we?
“What has happened in the last two games is not what we want. We need to get back to winning ways in the next game against West Ham after resting.”
-N’Golo Kanté; source: Football.London
Look, it’s one thing to lose a game. But it’s another thing entirely to make Kanté sad.
Don’t make Kanté sad. Beat West Ham.