Chelsea’a Brazilian defender David Luiz says that tensions are high at the club at the moment and confirmed reports of a heated exchange between players after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to West Bromich Albion.
“We were upset and angry, disappointed because we should have won the game,” Luiz said.
“There were raised voices. It’s normal. This is a big club and we don’t like to lose games. But all we can do now is look ahead to the next game.
“It’s not good at the moment, because we started the season at the top of the league. But all the big teams have come to West Brom and it has not been easy for them. West Brom have a good philosophy and a great coach, but we are disappointed because Chelsea want to be top of the table always.”
Shane Long gave Chelsea the lead after ten minutes and though Eden Hazard levelled things before half-time, Chelsea could not find a response for Peter Odemwingie’s 50th minute strike.
The side have now not won in their last four league games, picking up two points from an available 12, but Luiz is keen that the team don’t dwell on recent results and use tomorrow’s Champion’s League match with Juventus to get back on track.
“What’s past is past, and the future is Juventus. It will be difficult and Juventus are a great team. They are just one point behind us. This is the most important game in the group,” he added.
“In the Champions League, we have a great opportunity to qualify even though Juventus and Shakhtar are both great teams,” he said before that they will not lose focus on the Premier League.
“But we will never forget how important the Premier League is. There is a bit of a gap at the top and we don’t want to get too far behind the other teams. In two or three games, everything can change and Chelsea will be fighting for the top of the league again.”