It was not a good night for Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, as he saw his team fail to win for the third time in a week against lowly Apoel Nicosia.
There were too excellent goals from Michael Essien and Didier Drogba, but Ancelotti was so annoyed with the Apoel’s second goal that he lost his temper. John Obi Mikel was passing a ball back to John Terry in defence, but his lack of concentration allowed Apoel to jump in and equalise.
“It was not a good evening. We did well in the first half but the second half was totally different.” Ancelotti raged.
“We lost concentration. It was the poorest I have seen them play. We played too slowly. It was not good. I am not happy.
“The result was not important but it is important to play our best every game. This was not what I want and I spoke with my players about it.
“We have to play for 90 minutes with intensity and concentration. It’s a psychological thing.
“The outcome tonight isn’t important but it’s important to play our best in every game.
“The first goal can happen, the second one no. It was the consequence of our soft play.
“We had the possibility to close the game out but didn’t play well.”
The night was made worse by a hamstring injury to Michael Essien, but Ancelotti did allow himself one bit of good news to come out of the game.
“Kakuta was the only good thing. He played well.” he sais.
“He showed his talent and made a fantastic pass for the second goal. We have to look at him and stay calm but he will be the future of Chelsea.”
I have a feeling John Obi Mikel may not be on the pitch at the beginning of the game next weekend!
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