Following the defeat to Real Madrid, Andreas Christensen calls on Chelsea to address their defensive deficiencies as soon as possible
Following Chelsea’s defeat to Real Madrid, Andreas Christensen has called on the club to address its defensive shortcomings as soon as possible. His team was defeated by a score of 3-1 on the night. they failed to turn things around at Stamford Bridge after their horrendous loss to Brentford the night before.
When it came to the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, Chelsea had a poor outing. Thus, putting up one of their poorest performances of the season in the first half of the game. Christensen had a difficult day as Real Madrid used Vinicius Junior to cause havoc on the Danish defender in the opening 45 minutes of the game. Eventually, Thomas Tuchel was forced to replace the centre-back at the half-time break.
While speaking in the post-match interview, the Danish central defender urged his teammates to address their defensive issues at their earliest convenience. Using the recent 4-1 defeat to the Bees in the Premier League to demonstrate that this is not a one-off incident, he went on to say that the problem is widespread.
“For 10 or 15 minutes, we had terrific energy with the fans behind us. They were behind us the whole game. But they were able to effectively slow down the speed of the game. We have now conceded seven goals in two games. This is a significant increase from our typical tally. It’s not only about this game, it was also clear throughout the game on the weekend. Our problem must be resolved as soon as possible,” said Christensen
What is the next step for the Blues?
When you consider how well the guys played on the night in question, the outcome is undoubtedly disappointing. Chelsea did not seem like our typical selves in the first half. The performance appeared to be a carbon copy of Chelsea’s previous defeat against Brentford. The defensive lapses are troubling since Chelsea’s backline has consistently been the Blues’ most valuable asset thus far.
As the 25-year-old pointed out, the West Londoners must demonstrate a speedy turnaround if they are to avoid having their season disrupted at such a key point. Chelsea needs to find a solution as quickly as possible because the Premier League is heating up. The Blues’ chances of qualifying for the Champions League are on the line.
Christensen, on the other hand, has to take a good look in the mirror. He could have done a better job of shutting off Vinicius Jr on Chelsea’s right side. Perhaps the Blues ace might have benefited from some more help. Los Blancos often had plenty of room to run into. This contributed to the centre-backs’ troubles.