Kovacic explains why Valencia kept bombarding Chelsea towards the end of the game

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Chelsea were close to securing qualification to the knockout stage of the Champions League before Dane Wass grabbed a fortuitous equaliser for the hosts.

The game against Valencia was end-to-end from start to finish but the Blues who were leading 2-1 ended up conceding a late goal to share the spoils.

Before Dane Wass goal, Valencia’s attack was just too much to handle for the Blues as they kept coming at Chelsea until they eventually scored. The home side even looked the more likely side to score after their second goal.

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic who had a good game has admitted that the Chelsea players got tired towards the end of the game and had to hold on.

“It was a difficult game, as always at the Mestalla,” said Kovacic.

“We had to work very hard. At the end maybe we dropped a little bit too much, but that’s normal, we were a little bit tired as well. This is the game, sometimes you need to drop. We conceded a stupid goal, but that’s football.

“In the end a draw is not bad for us, it’s a good point. We need to improve still a lot, we have time and lots of space to, and we will keep working.”

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