Chelsea defender, Cesar Azpilicueta has come out to say that the club must stop conceding too many goals.
He recently reevaled that if the clubs wants to do anything meaningful in the UCL this season, the defence must be tighter.
According to him, he always feels very bad when Chelsea let in goals via costly mistakes that can be avoided durng matches.
He added that beautiful football is nothing when you don’t deliver the needed results to back it up.
His words, “What is clear is that if we want to fight for everything we have to improve defensively,”
“This is a problem we have to fix collectively and individually. Sometimes you can get away with it but you cannot rely every game on having to score three goals.
“You have to dig in and get a clean sheet. It’s very important for the confidence of the team to have this solidity. We have to start getting this consistency of not conceding goals. When you have the solidity defensively, it gives a boost to the whole team, to the attacking players to create chances.
“When you are defensively weak sometimes we feel like we have to score three or four goals every game. As a defender, I feel bad when you concede so many goals. We have to improve our personal mistakes and collectively take better decisions.
“Through the season you are not going to be playing beautiful football and winning three or four-nil every game. When you don’t you have to get results.”
“In football, we have difficult times. In my position as captain, obviously, I know him from a long time ago. I always try to help him,”
Sometimes you feel like everything goes against you. You have to have the character and personality to face it.
“I have no doubt Kepa will work hard to reverse the situation. The whole squad are fighting for targets as a collective. When you are a goalkeeper, it’s a completely different situation but he will keep working hard, giving his best.”