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It’s not an easy feeling to lose a game at a club like Chelsea when expectations are high, and fans want a win week in week out.
Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that he’s the one in charge of talking to the media after a defeat, and he has admitted that it’s up to him as captain to lift the team up and boost back the confidence of the younger players.
“It is hard,” he said in an interview with the official Chelsea website.
“Sometimes you don’t want to be there because of the emotions or the feeling but I have the experience, I have this characteristic in myself that I always face reality. At times when not being captain I did it as well and now we have a younger team, sometimes you have to show your face and it is part of the job.”
He went on: “I always felt part of the team when things are going well or when they are going wrong,’ he sums up.
“I am first to analyse and to improve, first of all myself because I am someone who always likes to win and to try to get as close as possible to perfection.
“With my personality, with my passion, with my character I try to influence everyone next to me in every training session and every game. With the fans when we have tough moments I am the first to be there and to help anyone. We know we are in Chelsea and we have a lot of responsibilities, on and off the pitch, and you have to be ready in every moment.”
Chelsea have only lost once this season, the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United in our opening game of the season, and the Blues will be hoping to avoid another defeat anytime soon as Frank Lampard aims to climb higher up the table.