Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso has disclosed that his side’s lack of tactical discipline made them blow 2 goals in the early minutes of the first half against Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League fixture.
Two goals from Pedro and Alvaro Morata gave the home side the lead earlier in the first half before Mkitaryan and Alex Iwobi levelled for the visitors.
Hazard’s introduction helped the home team to a perfect start to the new season after the Belgian’s cross in the box found Marcos Alonso who slotted past Petr Cech to make it 3-2.
“They have good players, they have the quality and we saw that if we don’t press and don’t stick together it is not easy,” Metro UK quoted Alonso as saying at post-match.
“We just gave them too much space and didn’t press at the right times after losing the ball.
“That gave them time to play and counter-attack. They have the quality and the speed to give us troubles, but we came back strongly in the second half and it is a very important three points for us.
“I think it was a bit of a crazy game, which is usual in the Premier League. These things happen, but the way we came back in the second half, it was very important to have this personality, to play and to come back after a bad end to the first half.
“I think that was very important and shows we are working well and focused on winning.”
The result against Unai Emery’s side means the Blues currently top the EPL table with six points from two games.