UEFA Champions League: Chelsea lose to AS Roma by 3-0, Conte bemoans his team's lack of hunger
Nov 01, 2017 Sports 5918 By Sharon Ayomide
- UEFA Champions League: Chelsea lose to AS Roma by 3-0, Conte bemoans his team's lack of hunger.
- AS Roma now sit at the top of group with 8 points, Chelsea second with 7.
- Conte calls for consistency as team continues to struggle.
Chelsea FC resumed their Champions League campaign on Tuesday night and received a shocking 3-0 defeat away at
Chelsea went behind in the first minute courtesy of a goal from Roma's Stephan El Shaarawy who added another in the 36th minute. Diego Perotti added the third goal of the night and it was certainly enough to kill off any hope of Chelsea fighting back.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte expressed his disappointment at the end of the game. He complained about his side's lack of fight or hunger during the game and called on them to show more consistency as they begin to prepare for their next match against Manchester United who visit Stamford Bridge this weekend.
“I was satisfied with the first half performance and the score was unfair,” he said. “But we lacked everything in the second half and Roma were the better team in every point, in terms of motivation and hunger. They won all the duels and more than deserved this win.
“We are going through ups and downs and, to be competitive, you need consistency. That has been lacking so far, but we have to find a way of overcoming them.
“We need to have the will – I repeat – to dig deep. If we think that only because our name is Chelsea, and the opponent have fear of the name Chelsea, this is not the right way. We have to find the hunger we showed all last season and, this season, only sometimes. If you are a great team you must have stability. You must have consistency. At this moment we are struggling a lot to find this type of balance.”