We have to learn from it
It was very much Mauricio Pochettino’s day at Turf Moor with his Chelsea side coming from behind to beat Burnley 4-1 with three of those goals coming in the second half.
Raheem Sterling was very much the star of the show for the visitors and asked about him after the game, his manager was quick to point out that it was a team performance. “All the players try to play well and today he (Sterling) was well, he was involved in the goals and I am so happy for him and so happy for the team,” he said.
He added: “When you concede first and then you need to create the opening, always you feel proud when you achieve that, you earn that. The team was playing well and we conceded from a situation where we were creating the chances, which was completely unfair. But the team was really good. We were solid in the whole team and we scored before the end of the first half. That helps a little bit for your belief in the second half.”
Vincent Kompany said: “I think it’s the story of the game. Games are 95 minutes now and you have to be good for all of it. We had a solid first half and started really strong, but in the second half and the way we conceded and giving the penalty away is just a really bad start to the second half.
“At half time we wanted to refocus and put ourselves back to the task in the second half and those small details matter in this league. Eventually you’ll get results, but after what looked to be a strong start it didn’t materialise and we have to learn from it. We’re working on this but today it’s hurt us.”
He added: “There’s no quicker way for us to learn than to get our there and learn on the pitch. We know there’s a gap between us and the top teams but if you go like you did in the first half you give yourselves a chance.
“I know these players, they can cause problems to every opponent, but it’s not just about that, it’s about every single phase. If it’s not today, then fine, but we are getting there and working every day to get things right. We have the international break now and the players that aren’t away will be working hard then we’ll be getting ready for the next match.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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