Carlo Ancelotti looks to positives after setback


Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti was not too unhappy with his table-topping team's display in Sunday's shock 2-0 defeat at Liverpool.

A first-half Fernando Torres brace consigned the Blues to only their second Premier League defeat of the campaign, but Ancelotti was not too disheartened after the Anfield setback.

The former AC Milan coach said:"Obviously the result is not good but the performance in the second half was better and I am happy to see my team play like they played in the second half.

"I think we had strong pressure in the second half and we deserved to score because we did a fantastic job in their half and we were unlucky not to score.

"(Jose) Reina is a fantastic goalkeeper and he saved some opportunities. Defensively all their players played for the team and for this reason they deserved to win.

"Torres scored two fantastic goals and he showed he was fit and has come back from not a good moment. He is a fantastic striker.

"We didn't play quick in the first half. We didn't have time to build play from the back and we didn't have the possibility to find space in the opponents half.

"Liverpool defended very well in the first half and counter-attacked, scoring two fantastic goals.

"For us it was very difficult to get back in to the game. The second half was better when we played with a strong intensity and had opportunities, but it was not enough because Liverpool defensively played well for 90 minutes.

"To come here and lose can happen but we have to be positive, we played a fantastic game in the second half.

"We are still top of the table. It is impossible to win every game and sometimes you lose but the team showed the same mentality and strength. We don't have to react, we have to win the next game."

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