Rudiger reveals who to blame for late Newcastle goal

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Chelsea were stung by Newcastle late in the game at the St James Park, with Isaac Hayden scoring a stoppage time goal to break the hearts of Chelsea players and fans.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has revealed the state of the mood in the dressing room after the defeat, and he revealed that the dressing room was quiet.

He also chose to take the blame for the goal and not Kepa Arrizabalaga.

“It was the first time it’s been really silent,” the defender said of the feeling in the Chelsea dressing room after the game.

“Everyone was a bit down. It was an unfortunate game because we really tried everything but at the end we were sloppy.

“I have to take the blame myself for that. All of us who played in defence have to – at centre-back, right-back, left-back, it doesn’t matter. It’s not only on Kepa, it’s a collective thing, it’s the whole team. We need more commitment in the defensive phase and I feel like that was lacking a bit.”

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