Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Chelsea were not good enough when they faced Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night.
The Blues lost 4-1 to Liverpool, in what will now be a forgettable outing for Pochettino’s side.
Chelsea had a few penalty shouts that they ended up not getting during the match, but the Argentine has refused to criticise the referee.
“It’s not a final excuse,” Pochettino said in a post-match interview.
“They deserved to win. They were better than us. But to talk about this, I don’t want to talk about that because it’s part of football.
“They were better than us from the first action. In this kind of game, you need to say ‘well done Liverpool’. They were more at it than us. It was difficult for us to connect and play. We lost the ball so easy.
“When we say they compete better, they were better than us in the areas. In the second-half of the game, at 2-0, we create a chance that Mudryk has and if we score maybe we get confidence and play better.
“Even if we scored and drew, then we would be disappointed because our performance wasn’t great.”