Luiz reveals Chelsea's anger

David Luiz admits there were 'raised voices' in the Chelsea dressing room following the defeat at West Bromwich Albion, but is now focusing on the game with Juventus.

Last Updated: 19/11/12 at 07:56 Post Comment

David Luiz: Defender admits Chelsea players were angry after defeat at West Brom

David Luiz: Defender admits Chelsea players were angry after defeat at West Brom

Chelsea's 2-1 reverse at The Hawthorns extended their run without a win in the Premier League to four games and led to reports of a dressing room row.

Luiz acknowledged that the players were angry after the game, but downplayed the significance of the incident amid reports the pressure is growing on manager Roberto Di Matteo.

"The dressing-room reaction after the game was that we were upset and angry," the 25-year-old said ahead of Tuesday's crucial Champions League tie with Juventus. "We were disappointed because we should have won the game.

"There were raised voices but that is normal. This is a big club and we don't like to lose games.

"We missed the moment but all we can do now is look ahead to the next game.

"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."

Luiz is aware Chelsea have to get the balance right between challenging for the Premier League title and striving to retain the Champions League.

He said: "It's not good at the moment as we started the season at the top of the league, but all the big teams have come to West Brom and it's not been easy for them.

"West Brom have a good philosophy and a great coach (Steve Clarke) but we are disappointed, because Chelsea want to be top of the table always.

"In the Champions League we have a great opportunity to qualify even though Juventus and Shakhtar (Donetsk) are both great teams.

"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."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

ndros f***ing Townsend, really Roy? ...was also by first thought. Followed closely by where have all the defenders gone? , and Jesus, that midfield looks weak .

al4monkey
England call-up for Clyne

T

he 'where does it end' argument is an absurd one and completely misses the point of the Rooney Rule, which applies to all minorities. It doesn't force any team to appoint anyone, it merely requires them to interview at least one minority candidate.

foreverlostsoul
No Good Reason Not To Try The Rooney Rule

Y

ou make a lot of good points, but I still find myself instinctively against anything that makes it easier for Paul Ince to get managerial roles

stevenjameshyde
No Good Reason Not To Try The Rooney Rule

Footer 365

European Qualifiers: No Sturridge rift with Liverpool, says England boss Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson insists there is no dispute with Liverpool after omitting striker Daniel Sturridge from the England squad.

European Qualifiers: Nathaniel Clyne and Jonjo Shelvey in England squad as Daniel Sturridge is omitted

Nathaniel Clyne has been named in England's squad for the European Qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

Premier League: Liverpool and Daniel Sturridge discussing new contract

Manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Liverpool are in talks with forward Daniel Sturridge over a new contract.

Mail Box

Again, It's Football365 Being Racist...

'The worst piece of ill-informed PC garbage that I've ever read on the interweb' - that's Nick Miller's Rooney Rule column. The rest of the Mailbox is more fun...

Danny, Champion Of Arsenal's World

It's a Mailbox filled with Liverpool glumness, but happiness surrounding Danny, champion of Arsenal's world. Plus, can someone try and teach Balotelli the offside rule?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property