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Ancelotti fires Blues warning

01 Oct 2009 - 08:25:00

Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti accepted that his side had been well below their best in an unconvincing 1-0 Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus.

A Nicolas Anelka goal was enough to secure three valuable points for the Blues, but Ancelotti admitted that his side will need to improve against Liverpool on Sunday.

He commented: "It was a good result, but perhaps not a good performance.

"We started with good control, scored a goal and we had opportunities to do quick counter-attacks after that, but we didn't do this.

"In the second half it was different. We tried to control the game with possession, but we made a lot of mistakes.

"Nicosia played very well in the second half and deserved to draw this game. This is football.

"I'm not satisfied. I wanted Chelsea to play better and to take more control, to play with courage.

"But I think that, in this moment of the season, it's normal. We have to change, for sure. We have to play better.

"I'm not angry with the players. I have a lot of faith in this team and these players. I was a player for a lot of years myself and I know when things don't go well.

"I'm not afraid, not angry with the players. The only thing is that I'd like Chelsea to play better than we did today."


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