TROUBLE Times – Mourinho CONFIRMS Two Chelsea Players Scared To Play – Could Miss Weekend Clash Due To Bomb Fears
129 people lost their lives in a string of attacks across the French capital , with the friendly match between France and Germany at the Stade De France among the targets.
Tributes were paid to the victims and their families ahead of all nine Premier League games this weekend, including at Stamford Bridge, where La Marseillaise was sung and a minute’s silence observed before the Blues’ game against Norwich.
Willian and Kenedy, both of whom started for Jose Mourinho’s side , spoke of their concerns after the match.
“We are worried about the situation, of course,” Willian told ESPN Brasil .
“We’re concerned it could happen again.”
Kenedy, a shock selection out of position at left-back (“I didn’t expect to play there when I arrived”), agreed with his compatriot.
“It was shocking what happened,” said the 19-year-old.
“I heard that they tried to blow up the stadium as well.
“They didn’t succeed, thank God, but it does make you scared.”
Willian added that the players are attempting to stay focused on matters on the field, despite the heightened security visible across the Premier League this weekend.
“We have to focus on playing football,” said the winger.
“We can’t bring (our fear) onto the pitch. It’s important to stay calm.”
Jose Mourinho though came out to say none of his players were scared of playing in Israel