Chelsea central defender Andreas Christensen has said that he and his teammates were not at their best against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening.
Thomas Tuchel’s side suffered a 3-1 defeat to Spanish and European giants Madrid at Stamford Bridge in London in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie.
France international striker Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick for Madrid, who can be backed at 10/1 on Betfair to win the second leg 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu next week.
Christensen told Chelsea’s official website: “We weren’t at our top level. We started good for 10 or 15 minutes, good energy with the crowd behind us – and they stayed behind us the whole game – but they successfully took the tempo out of the game.
“We have conceded seven goals now in two games which is not normal for us. It’s not just about this game, we did it as well at the weekend. We have to fix it, and we have to do it quick.”