Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that their home form must improve ahead of Manchester United and Tottenham’s visits to Stamford Bridge.
As Solid as we would like
Cesar Azpilicueta admits that Chelsea hasn’t been “as solid as we would like” at Stamford Bridge this season, intending to change this in upcoming meetings with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Bayern Munich. Chelsea are getting ready to enter the decisive series of fixtures when they return from the winter break. “Red Devils” should be held in West London on February 17, the date of the derby against the Spurs, then led the Champions League last-16 heavyweight meeting with the German champions Bayern. The Blues also have a home date with Liverpool fast approaching in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
This is the best time to restore hardness
Because these trips have the potential to make or break the 2019-20 campaign on the side of Frank Lampard, Azpilicueta recognizes that the standards should be raised. The Blues skipper said on the club’s official website: “We did not make Stamford Bridge as solid as we would like this year.” This is the best time to restore this hardness, with three big games in a row at home, where we can show that we are ready and able to make Stamford Bridge a problematic place for the future. “There were some disappointments with the fans at home. When these three opportunities appear, we must take them one by one, and I hope we can build on that. This is the key to the success of the season.”
To be hungry is very important
Azpilicueta will strive to lead the charge for Chelsea as a club captain. It may be that the Spaniard also scores a few more invaluable goals, with the 30-year-old defender making four of the best career efforts this season at the moment while seeing two more excluded VARs. “I improved attacking set-places during my movement,” added Azpilicueta. “Most of my career, I didn’t go up to attacking set-places, but I started a few years ago, and then you improve. In training, I work on my movements, getting into the right spaces.” I also have determination. To be hungry is very important because I’m not the tallest. I’m happy to score goals, even if this is not my main job.”