Kepa Arrizabalaga has explained why Chelsea’s sacking of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter has affected the squad this season.
It’s been a troubling campaign for Chelsea, who currently sit in 11th place in the Premier League and see their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
After a lavish summer spend, they opted to sack popular coach Thomas Tuchel. Graham Potter succeeded the German but he lasted less than seven months after the club opted to part ways with the 47-year-old following a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League.
Frank Lampard has been put in caretaker charge of Chelsea until the end of the season. However, he has yet been unable to oversee a goal or win in his first two games in charge, losing to both Wolves and Real Madrid.
Both displays have been well below-par and it showed on Wednesday night at the Bernabeu as Real came out 2-0 winners in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie.
Kepa knows he could have done better for Real Madrid’s second of the night after it went through Wesley Fofana’s legs.
Chelsea have it all to do in the reverse leg in the English capital, but Kepa has put it down to the lack of continuity costing them despite having many chances in each of their games.
As quoted by Standard Sport, Kepa said: “We leave with the feeling that they have been superior, it has cost us a lot to play in the opposite half and to create chances.
“It could even have been worse after the expulsion, because 30 minutes with one less (player) at the Bernabeu in the Champions League is a lot.
“They have had more chances, we have a lot to improve for the second leg.
“The feeling is that we are not at our level, we look at ourselves and the players are the first to be responsible.
“There have been three changes of coach, there have been changes in the squad during the season and it is costing us.”
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