The recent top match against Manchester United, one of the worst contenders for the English Premier League Champions League, was lost to Chelsea after an interim lead. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has also blamed the team manager for doing so.
Eden Hazard, who made it 1-0 for Brazil’s Willian in the 32nd minute, was replaced by Antonio Conte in the 73rd minute. Just two minutes later, Thibaut Courtois ‘box rang as Jesse Lingard scored the Red Devils’ 2-1 win. For the Keeper there is a clear connection.
“I have no explanation for the replacement of Hazard, I did not expect it to be taken down, but it is the manager’s decision,” the Belgian said to radio station “Play Sports”. Courtois added, “He has to explain that, I can not look in his head.”
“Had never allowed to lose the game”
At the same time, he suggested to his boss: “Players like Eden should be in the field for 90 minutes, and he can always make a difference on offense.” Antonio Conte, however, saw it differently and joined the Spaniard Pedro, who, however, could not record any significant action in the final quarter hour.
Antonio Conte, last season’s celebrated champion at Chelsea, has been facing a tough headwind in London for a long time. At the beginning of February, there were voices in the media that the Italian was about to go out.
Courtois, who has been associated with a move to Real Madrid, was unhappy with his side’s performance against Manchester United: “After our goal, we caught a counterattack, just like last Tuesday (1-1 against FC) Barcelona, editor’s note.) We had less possession in the second half, but then we should never have lost this game. “