Di Matteo 'grateful' for Čech intervention
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Chelsea FC manager Roberto Di Matteo picked out an "unbelievable" Petr Čech save after the Blues beat FC Nordsjælland 4-0 at Parken – a final score Kasper Hjulmand called "unfair".
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Kasper Hjulmand, Nordsjælland coach
We played a really fine game until the 75th minute. Until that point the game was completely even, and if we had scored with that opportunity when [Joshua] John hit the post, it would have been a completely different game.
From the 75th minute though, after they went 2-0 ahead, we were not able to match them physically any longer. We are simply not used to playing at the pace they play. However, I think 4-0 is an unfairly heavy defeat.
Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea manager
We were a little slow in the first half, but the goals came in the end. It was a shame we couldn't close the game out earlier, but overall it was a good result. We got three points, four goals, a clean sheet and all away from home.
Petr Čech made an unbelievable save and we were really grateful, because at the time it was 1-0 and they were playing well. The second goal was very important, we were much better and sharper in the second half and once we scored the second we knew we were going to win. David [Luiz] scores that kind of goal a lot in training, we have just been waiting for one in a match.