At Craven Cottage, Kalidou Koulibaly’s second goal for Chelsea would have launched a comeback on another night, but the defender talked to the media following another defeating away match.
Shortly after halftime, the defender equalized against our neighbors, which was really no more than we deserved after a first 45 minutes in which we had created plenty of chances but fell behind to a deflected Willian attempt.
Unfortunately, the game was turned in the hosts’ favor as debutant Joao Felix was given a red card, and Carlos Vinicius added insult to injury by scoring the game-winning third goal in this west London rivalry.
‘We know it’s difficult for the supporters,’ acknowledged Koulibaly after another disappointing day at the office.
‘We are going to do everything to change this situation, and I hope the supporters keep believing in this team.
‘There is a lot of pressure on the manager and on the team, but everybody is behind the manager. We want to help him and make him proud, it’s difficult at the moment but we’re going to do everything. We are going to help each other, and as a team we are going to keep on working.