According to Nemanja Matic,Chelsea did not deserve to lose in Saturday’s game against Stoke. Despite successive defeat, Serbia international has joined in the support for his manager saying that Mourinho’s absence had no impact on Chelsea’s performance.
Matic told Chelsea’s official website:
”We weren’t happy to lose this game”
”We deserved more, we had some good chances but we didn’t score and in the end we lost, but we have to think about the next game. This game is done and we have to keep our heads up and think about our future. We have to work hard.”
”It’s difficult. We are not used to being in this position in the table but this is football and this is life. Of course, it isn’t easy to be where we are now, but we have to work hard to try to win the next game and try to catch the teams above us.”
”We had a few meetings before we came here and we do the same before every game”
”We knew exactly what to do and this [the manager’s absence] is not the reason why we lost the game. We didn’t have the luck to score goals. The opportunities were there, but we didn’t score and this is the result, which we didn’t deserve”