Lucas Piazon has slammed his Chelsea team-mates after their 1-0 loss in the World Club Cup final.
Chelsea we’re hot favourites to win the cup, and had the majority of possession in the final, but failed for inspiration in the final third.
Piazon said: “It seems that some people are missing a few things, principally the desire to be champions,
“I think Ramires and David Luiz, the Brazilians, were the ones who strove to give their utmost, and are therefore the ones who are most upset. We lacked character and a love for the shirt. Nobody wanted the ball. At least Oscar tried.
“I won’t be more specific but I can say that the team lacked willing. You don’t go into a final without the desire to play the ball, that’s unacceptable.”
Piazon was reportedly unapproachable in the dressing room, adding: “I didn’t speak to anyone, I was on my own, but it seemed that David Luiz was feeling bad, too. He was one of a few who cared about the game.”
The Chelsea squad member tweeted that the Corinthians players ‘wanted the title more’ and wanted to clarify his earlier statement.
“All I said was that Corinthians had more courage to play the final than us, that they wanted more this title and that they played with more passion than us!
“I would never say something about my team-mates, I’m just 18 and with them I learn a lot of good things.
“And I also said that this title is so important for the South American clubs and that was a dream for me, that’s why I was so sad.”
Chelsea we’re disappointing, and seemed to lack any invention going forward. If we perform the same way against Leeds United on Wednesday night then we will end up red-faced. We do not want to throw another great opportunity to win a trophy away as we did on Sunday. Please sort your act out lads…