Chelsea development squad played a 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Friday, despite taking the lead twice, and manager Adi Viveash has reacted to the team’s draw, in what was their first game of the new year.
“It’s a decent point away from home,” he told the official Chelsea website. “To take four points from Spurs in a season is a big positive because I can’t remember many times we’ve done that in recent years. It was a London derby and you could see that it was a bit feisty at times but both teams also played some good football.
“We scored two excellent goals from Mason and Dominic but we’re naturally frustrated with the two we’ve conceded. They could both have been easily avoided but unfortunately that has been the story of our season so we just have to keep working hard to rectify it.”
“I was really pleased with our response at 2-2,” continued Viveash. “We were the dominant side in the last 10 minutes and it looked like we were going to win it; there was a great chance for Ike and their goalkeeper has also made a big save.
“We managed to get some young players on the pitch towards the end and that was quite exciting to see Jacob Maddox and Harvey St Clair on either wing. It was also pleasing to see Charlie Wakefield back after a long time out injured. He looked physically really good and had some good moments for us.
“It was quite an entertaining game and everyone thought beforehand that there would be goals because both teams are probably better going forward. We just have to keep working because we feel we’ve got some very good defenders at this age group but at times they don’t show their qualities enough in the nitty-gritty side of defending. That’s why we have to keep working to improve but that’s also the whole point of development.”