‘I Don’t Want Your Shirt’: Young Fan Sends Heartbreaking Message To Chelsea After 5:0 Arsenal Loss

‘I Don’t Want Your Shirt’: Young Fan Sends Heartbreaking Message To Chelsea After 5:0 Arsenal Loss

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 24, 2024 at 6:59 AM
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  • Chelsea suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat at the hands of London rivals, Arsenal
  • It was the second-worst defeat the club had suffered in their Premier League history
  • Coach, Mauricio Pochettino, described his side's performance at the Emirates as 'soft'

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A young football fan sent a passionate message to the Chelsea team following the club's disappointing and heart-wrenching defeat at the hands of Arsenal.

At half-time, the Blues trailed 1-0, but a devastating 18-minute spell in the second half saw them concede four goals, eventually succumbing to a 5-0 pummeling.

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A young boy has made a humble plea to Chelsea players after their heavy loss at Arsenal on April 23, 2024. Photos by @brfootball/Twitter and Marc Atkins/Getty Images.
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According to the BBC, goals from former Chelsea player Kai Havertz, defender Ben White's brace, and Leandro Trossard's strike in the first half handed Mauricio Pochettino's side their heaviest London derby defeat since 1986.

The Stamford Bridge outfit entered the match on an eight-game Premier League unbeaten streak with hopes of securing a European spot for next season. However, the loss dashed those hopes, leaving them ninth in the table.

Chelsea boss Pochettino slams team's 'lack of fight'

Blues manager, Mauricio Pochettino, expressed his disappointment, suggesting that his team lacked the necessary fighting spirit in such a crucial match.

"It's not difficult to explain," said Pochettino, as quoted by The Telegraph. "Everyone saw we didn't compete from the beginning of the game.

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss claimed his side was 'soft' against Arsenal.

"After we conceded, the team was so soft. I'm so disappointed with the start because we're supposed to have full energy and compete better."

Young fan chides 'soft' Chelsea players

Poch wasn't the only one expressing disappointment with his players' performance; a young fan seemed to grasp the team's lack of fighting spirit during matches.

As Chelsea faltered in the second half, the boy held up a placard reading, 'I don't want your shirt. I want you to fight for ours'.

The powerful message underscores a prevailing issue this season, where the Blues seem to falter in crucial moments, failing to exhibit the necessary determination.

Fans call Chelsea 'Cole Palmer' club

Sports Brief also reported that Chelsea faced significant challenges in their game against Arsenal on Tuesday, where they sorely missed Cole Palmer and went down 5-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Disappointed fans criticised the team's performance, with some labelling Chelsea a 'Cole Palmer club' after the heavy loss, which has seemed to prove their dependence on the young Blues star.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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