Thiago Silva has moved to pacify Chelsea fans after the club’s Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.
Hayden Hackney scored a 37th-minute goal to give Boro a huge 1-0 advantage ahead of the second leg at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea bossed possession during the game at the Riverside, and had 18 shots in total, but couldn’t steer any of them into the net.
It was a match that again highlighted the team’s need for a very clinical finisher, as Cole Palmer, who played as a false nine in the first period wasted a handful of good opportunities.
The travelling fans of the Blues were visibly angry with the result, and booed the players as they went to applaud them after the game.
Silva was also captured trying to calm them down before exiting the stadium with his teammates, but if his words at the Riverside were not enough to earn the fans’ forgiveness, the Brazilian’s latest message on X just might.
The 39-year-old’s message on the platform read: “I am the first one to feel frustration for today’s result. But there is still the second leg and we will give everything to reach the final. We have to be together now more than ever. Thank you for being with us today.”
Chelsea’s next match will be against Fulham in the Premier League.