Azpilicueta calls for improvement from his Chelsea mates

Azpilicueta believes his mates can do better

Azpilicueta calls for improvement from his Chelsea mates

Chelsea captain Azpilicueta has called on his Chelsea teammates to improve on their performances.

The blues have one point from their past seven EPL matches. With some calling for the head of new manager Graham Potter, Azpilicueta believes that his teammates should also up their game

“Every point matters, and today we lost two points, that’s clear,” he told Sky Sports. “Since the beginning of the season, we [have] lost too many points.

“Now we are far from where we want to be, and every game you don’t win is a chance that you miss. This is the reality when you see the table, that’s where we are.

“We need to have a very good second half of the season if we want to achieve Champions League for next season. We have to stick together.

“We know this is not the most pleasant time, but in these difficult moments, we need everybody to stick together, to work hard, to improve, to be humble.”

Sterling’s early goal had looked to put Chelsea in firm control at the City Ground, but Steve Cooper’s under-fire hosts bounced back in the second half.

With nine shots against one from the Blues after the interval, Forest earned their equaliser, and Azpilicueta acknowledges his side let the game slip away.

“They were putting more pressure [on us] and we were not able to escape,” he added. “They created a few chances, and we lost two points.

“We were not able to find the right space to calm down their reaction. We were not able to manage that kind of situations.”

Chelsea will regather themselves next for back-to-back clashes with Manchester City, facing Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League and FA Cup next week.

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