Kai Havertz (24, Chelsea), who is having the worst season, expressed his frustration.
Chelsea drew 0-0 with Liverpool in the 2022-2023 Premier League round 8 match held at Stamford Bridge in London, England on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time). Chelsea, who added one point, stayed in 11th place with 10 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses, with 39 points.
It was the first game since the sack of coach Graham Porter on the 3rd due to poor performance. Chelsea have sacked manager Thomas Tuchel and Porter in succession this season alone. This time, coach Bruno Saltor took over as acting manager and led the team, but failed to win 3 points.
The unfortunate goal-making ability caught his ankle. Chelsea overwhelmed Liverpool with 2.17 goals-0.35 goals in expected goals (xG) and number of shots, 12th – 7th, but failed to take advantage of the opportunity. It was especially painful that Havertz missed several big opportunities, including the scene where the goal was canceled due to a handball foul after a VAR review.
After the game, Havertz told Sky Sports: “I think we should have won. There were a lot of chances, especially in the first half. The second half could have been a tie, but in the first half we deserved to score. In the end it was 0. It ended with -0,” he regretted.
Then, when asked if the team lacked confidence, he replied: “Maybe it is. I lost a lot of confidence, especially after the weekend loss. But we are all professionals and we have to score goals. We have to keep pushing.” 안전놀이터
There was also talk of Porter being fired. “It’s difficult, as is always the case when a manager leaves the team. It’s not easy because it’s our job to win games. When a manager is fired, we have to take responsibility,” said Havertz. You have to be professional and accept the situation.”
He also said, “Now it’s not our job to think about which manager will come. It’s up to the owner to decide. We have to work on the pitch, but it’s easier as a player when one manager stays with you for a long time. Watching Porter leave, we all I am very frustrated, but I have to accept the situation.”
Lastly, Havertz emphasized unity. He said: “With nine league games left, Chelsea are not a team to be in 11th place. The standings are not good, but we all have to stick together. We are in the quarter-finals of the European Football Federation Champions League and we need to gain as much confidence as possible in the upcoming match. are in the last eight teams in Europe. It’s not good, but we have to stick together.”