Southampton head coach Mauricio Pellegrino was the first manager who spoke after the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
“It was difficult game, we were unlucky to concede. – he claimed – We were really close to equalising through [Charlie] Austin twice and [Manolo] Gabbiandini”.
When asked whether the rotation of players could have played a key role in the clash against the Premier League champions or not, Pellegrino added: “We have played three games in six days, it’s hard to recover. Most of the squad showed they can compete”.