Conte: Chelsea ‘suffer’ due to poor finishing

Date published: Saturday 16th December 2017 6:21

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants his side to be more accurate with their finishing as they edged out Southampton 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

The only goal of the match came just before half-time when Marcus Alonso fizzed a long-range free-kick past Fraser Forster.

And Conte was happy with his side’s performance but has called on his players to improve their finishing in front of goal.

“When you do not score the second goal, you have to suffer,” said Conte. “You are afraid at every corner and free-kick and the opponent has the chance to draw. We dominated the game, shooting 24 times, hitting the post and we needed to score the second goal to be relaxed.

“We had a lot of chances but the goalkeeper Fraser Forster was good. We have to be happy with the performance and the clean sheet.

“If you shoot only twice and score two goals, you must be worried. We had lots of shots but we must be more accurate in our finishing.

“In the last 10 games, we have won eight, drawn one and lost one. This is our run, you have to consider last 10 games, not just two. It shows we are doing our job.”

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