Zouma Desires Chelsea To ‘React Strongly’ To West Brom Thrashing

File photo of Frenchman, Kurt Zouma. Credit: [email protected]

Kurt Zouma has informed Chelsea to “react strongly” after Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten initiate got right here to an even trying waste in Saturday’s 5-2 thrashing in opposition to West Bromwich Albion.

Chelsea boss Tuchel had gone 14 video games with out defeat in all competitions since replacing the sacked Frank Lampard in January.

However Zouma was once fragment of a Chelsea defence torn aside by struggling West Brom after his fellow centre-serve Thiago Silva was once sent off in the principle half at Stamford Bridge.

After seven successive effectively-organized-sheets, Chelsea slumped to a unfavorable defeat that locations their hopes of a top four waste in the Premier League in risk.

The Blues take care of Porto in Seville in the Champions League quarter-closing first leg on Wednesday and Zouma admits they need an instantaneous response.

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“The result speaks for itself. All individuals looks to be very upset, however it definitely’s good one game and we now beget got to get serve to what we had been doing earlier than the global damage and, optimistically, we can get serve to it as soon as conceivable,” Zouma informed Chelsea’s web page.

“There’s no time to salvage excuses. We didn’t beget the game, we lost badly, and it’s a in actuality complex game to swallow, however we now beget got to because we’ve obtained one other game in midweek and we now beget got to put together for that.

“We now must leap serve. We now must react strongly and right here is what we will attain.

“I don’t know what occurred. After the global damage, presumably a loss of point of curiosity, presumably a lack of dedication, however in a game admire that it be a must to persistently be 100 per cent. Why we didn’t play 100 per cent I don’t know.

“There are days when it’s no longer your day. All individuals’s very upset, there’s no longer important I will mumble.

“Per chance we weren’t focused ample, presumably West Brom wished it more than us, however I don’t comprise that’s conceivable. You may per chance well moreover impartial beget got days admire that the effect aside nothing goes your way.

“You ought to be taught from all the pieces. In football it be a must to present your all every time on the pitch. We be taught there presumably tactically, from mistakes on the ball, with out the ball too. We can analyse it frivolously and then pass on from there.”

Chelsea's French defender Kurt Zouma (C) celebrates after scoring the second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leeds United at Stamford Bridge in London on December 5, 2020. Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP
File photo: Chelsea’s French defender Kurt Zouma (C) celebrates after scoring the 2nd purpose for the length of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leeds United at Stamford Bridge in London on December 5, 2020. Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP

Christian Pulisic is a doubt for the Porto clash after the Chelsea winger suffered a hamstring hurt in opposition to West Brom.

Tuchel printed Pulisic picked up the sing when attempting to advance serve to the pitch for the 2nd half.

“Christian did a flee when he got right here serve out for the 2nd half and said that he felt his hamstring would no longer continue to exist the game if he persevered,” Tuchel said.

“So we needed to construct the choice to substitute him appropriate away.”


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