Liam Cooper: We’ll look to improve in the next game
Captain on Chelsea loss.
Liam Cooper discussed the defeat to Chelsea, after playing the full 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge.
The Leeds United captain saw his side take an early lead in the match through Patrick Bamford, but were pegged back by Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side.
The Blues went on to win the match 3-1 after two second half goals from Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic.
Speaking after the game, Cooper said: “It was difficult and fair result in the end I would say.
“In the second half we weren’t at our best, we will go away and analyse that and improve in the next game.
“Chelsea are a good team, they will be up there at the end of the season.
“We are disappointed, I don’t think we got into the game as much as we should have and as much as we have.
“As a group we’ll stick together and look to improve next game.”
The Whites did not manage to enforce their pressing game onto Chelsea as much as they would like.
When asked if he was unhappy with that part of the display, Cooper gave his thoughts.
“That’s something we will work on,” the captain explained.
“Chelsea have got very good players on the ball and sometimes it’s hard, they wait for you to come and drag you out then pop it off to the free man.
“We struggled with that and when we’re not getting there to anticipate the ball it’s always going to be difficult, because we put a lot into that, that’s a massive part of our game.
“They’re world class players, I’ve said it in the past and I’ll say it again, we’re learning on the job.
“We’re an honest team who will run and run, go to the last second but sometimes these teams have that extra bit of quality and Chelsea certainly had that.
“We’ve got to improve, we’ve got to be better and we know that.”