By Ezenwa Obinna Stephen
Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink has accused Diego Costa for being too slow in front of goal.
Costa scored the first goal against Sunderland, with his 14th minute strike, before Khazri wonder strike put the home team back on track, Nemanja Matic put the blues in front before the stroke of half time, but goals from Fabio Borini and Jermain Defoe killed off Chelsea.
The Chelsea boss acknowledged that Sunderland wanted the win more and Costa wasted a number of chances in front of goal.
“For them [Sunderland] it felt like that [they had a 12th man
with crowd],” Said Hiddink. “It was not hostile, it was very
enthusiastic but my players are experienced in that and they
should have coped.
“Yes, I think that is maybe the difference [Costa’s casual
finishing]. They desperately wanted this game and maybe we
are a little bit too relaxed”
“In normal very, very tight situations he is used to scoring.
He took too much time and when you take too much time
they start thinking [they can win] then the moment is over.” – Guus Hiddink
Hiddink also complimented Defoe for scoring the decisive goal. According to him:
“Yes, that’s the case [Sunderland wanted the win more].
When you saw us playing first half but maybe they got 3 or
4 chances, Sunderland, and they materialised.
“You could say that they wanted it desperately and we
wanted to win of course but you see a little bit of a lack of
sharpness in finishing it off [from Chelsea].”
Chelsea now face a record lowest point total for premier league champions, while Sunderland gets out of the relegation zone.
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