Happy with the performance?
“I am really very happy because in the first part of the season I think that for us it is not easy to gain points. The first half was hard. If you look at the result you can think about an easy game.
“In the first half we were in trouble for 15 minutes against a very physical team, we are not a physical team. I think the best of the game was the capacity was to suffer for 15 minutes. But then I think the second half the opponents were maybe a bit tired, and it was a bit easier.”
Will Jorginho get caught out with his penalty?
“I don’t know, he has always kicked the penalty like today.”
How close are you to playing your style of football?
I don’t know the percentage. Only in certain moments in the game we have to improve to defend in the other half, to press especially against three defenders. We have to improve in moving the ball faster I think. In the first half we didn’t, we did it better in the second, but in the second there was more space and time.”
In the first half was it Huddersfield’s system that gained them the advantage?
“It was a really hard for us. They played all matches in pre-season in 4-2-3-1, only one match in 4-3-3. We have never seen them play 3-5-1-1, so we were not ready to this situation, for us it was a problem.
“This team has not the experience against every skill, maybe for the Naples in the last year it was not a problem. For Chelsea with some players only three days of training because the last came back two days ago. It is clear a little problem.”
“I think that Eden in this moment cannot play for 90 minutes, he has to improve and have training. I thought yesterday the best thing for him was to play 15 or 20 minutes when the opposition were probably tired.”88
Will you have the time to work with the players?
“We are lucky now because for three or four weeks we can work with only one match a week. We have to improve in this month, then it might be difficult with the three matches in a week with the suspension of the national teams. I hope in this month to improve the team.”
What is the different between England and Italian referees?
“The difference from the physical point of view it is different. For the referees it is different, really different. Maybe with an Italian referee maybe 15 more fouls than with this referee.”
I have to know the characteristics of the players, because I don’t want to do another Naples, I want to do a good Chelsea. I have to respect the characteristics of the players, I have to adapt myself of the characteristics of the championship and the players. So now I study my players.
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