Ancelotti fires Blues warning

01 October 2009 08:25
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."

Source: ESA

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