Chelsea Harus Menjawab Pertanyaan Diego Simeone

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Senin, 05 Apr 2021 14:40 WIB
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 26:  Head coach Diego Pablo Simeone of Atletico de Madrid attends questions from the media during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea FC at Wanda Metropolitano stadium on September 26, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Chelsea Harus Menjawab Pertanyaan Diego Simeone (Getty Images/Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno)
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Chelsea akhirnya kalah, dibantai pula. Maka pertanyaan pelatih Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone harus bisa The Blues jawab.

Chelsea menjamu West Bromwich Albion pada pekan ke-30 Liga Inggris di Stamford Bridge, Sabtu (3/4/2021). The Blues sempat unggul duluan lewat Christian Pulisic.

Sayangnya, mimpi buruk terjadi setelah kartu merah Thiago Silva saat laga baru memasuki menit ke-30. West Bromwich Albion pun mampu membalikkan keadaan sebelum turun minum jadi 2-1.

Di babak kedua, West Bromwich Albion makin menggila dengan mencetak tiga gol tambahan dan Chelsea cuma bisa membalas sekali. Skor akhir, 5-2 untuk kemenangan West Bromwich Albion.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Matheus Pereira of West Bromwich Albion scores their team's first goal under pressure from Kurt Zouma of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on April 03, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)West Bromwich Albion secara mengejutkan mampu membantai Chelsea (Getty Images/Clive Rose)

Sebelumnya, di 14 laga terakhir di seluruh kompetisi, Chelsea yang dikomandoi manajer baru Thomas Tuchel belum pernah kalah. The Blues tampil begitu gahar.

Tottenham Hotspur dan Liverpool mampu dijinakkan. Di babak 16 besar Liga Champions, Atletico Madrid dua kali ditaklukkan (1-0 di tandang dan 2-0 di kandang)

Pelatih Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone pernah berujar soal Chelsea yang tampil begitu prima. Kala itu jelang leg kedua, Simeone ditanya, menurutnya apa kelemahan Chelsea?

"Satu-satunya kelemahan mereka adalah mereka belum teruji jika mendapat hasil yang buruk," katanya seperti dilansir dari Mirror.

"Barulah kalau mereka mendapat hasil yang buruk, kelemahan Chelsea terjawab dan apakah mereka bisa bangkit?" lanjutnya.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Diego Simeone, Manager of Atletico Madrid gives their team instructions during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Chelsea FC and Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on March 17, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Pelatih Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone (Getty Images/Mike Hewitt)

Chelsea selanjutnya bakal bertamu menghadapi Porto dalam perempatfinal Liga Champions leg pertama pada Kamis (8/4) dini hari WIB mendatang.

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