Chelsea Captain, Gary Cahill says he and the chelsea squad are hurt by their Community Shield defeat to Arsenal but believes his side will bounce back as they prepare to begin their title defence next weekend.
The Premier League champions lost on penalties in the annual curtain-raiser at Wembley as the Gunners rallied from going behind to Victor Moses’ opener with new signing Sead Kolasinac equalising before they triumphed on spot kicks.
No, not a setback, I see it as a disappointment, I see it as hurtful, losing a game we wanted to win, an opportunity to win a trophy, I don’t care what trophy it is,” he said
“Obviously a penalty shoot-out is a cruel way to finish a game, so no, disappointed and the next couple of days are going to be a disappointment but we need to get going and prepare for what’s going to be an important season.”
“The mood is fine, going into this game. This game will be disappointing, the results in Singapore to be honest are what they are,” he added. “We’re training double sessions before playing the games, so in terms of fatigue or feeling fresh for those games is definitely not how you feel going into those games.