Chelsea are mentally tougher now, says Cesar Azpilicueta

Cesar Azpilicueta believes that Chelsea now have a stronger mentality than last season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Cesar Azpilicueta believes that Chelsea now have a stronger mentality than last season.

The Blues maintained their place at the top of the Premier League table thanks to Saturday’s 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield.

And the Spanish defender feels that Chelsea’s winning habit is down to a psychological improvement from Jose Mourinho’s men.

“I think we are stronger mentally now,” said Azpilicueta. “The players who came have given us another dimension as well.

“I think you saw that [against Liverpool]. When the team was losing we were still really strong mentally.

“The whole squad know we have to fight together. Some players have more talent, some score goals, and sometimes we have to defend for them – but the main thing is we do it all as a team.

“Over the last few games maybe we haven’t played our best football and the scores have been tight but over the whole season you know that everyone can’t keep playing very well and winning easy.

“Last year we were so close to winning the title and this year we know it will be tough but that’s what we want.

“We will see in May. We’re on top of the table but that’s a long way off, but we want as few problems as possible up to then.”

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