Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has said in a post-match interview that they were not happy to lose the game against Stoke at the weekend, and he also lamented the poor conversion rate of his side in front of goal.
Chelsea were beaten 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium to pile up their misery this season.
‘We weren’t happy to lose this game,’ said Matic, reports chelseafc.com.
‘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.’
Matic also noted that the absence of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho did not affect the team negatively during the 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.’