'In the changing room’: Koulibaly now shares how Chelsea’s players reacted after Spurs draw

Kalidou Koulibaly has claimed to Astro SuperSport that the Chelsea players were left hurt following the 2-2 draw with Spurs at the weekend.

The defender claimed that the manor of dropping two points late in the day is what has mostly left the squad reeling.

The Blues had outclassed their London opponents from the first minute, despite many believing that the two clubs’ situations had left them ahead of Thomas Tuchel’s side.

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However, it was Koulibaly who opened the scoring with a fantastic volley in the first half, before they were pegged back by a Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg strike.

Chelsea thought they had won it 13 minutes from time when Reece James fired them ahead, but a Harry Kane header in the final seconds saw the controversial and ill-tempered affair end level.

Chelsea players hurt after Spurs draw

With refereeing decisions certainly not going in the club’s favour, there will have been even more feeling of unjust regarding the result, with Koulibaly stating the atmosphere was tough.

He said: “It was hard, it was tough in the changing room because we wanted to win this game so when we drew in the last second it hurt a bit but we have to keep believing that we are a great team. We have to keep on working.”

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The Blues can take solace from the fact that their performance was one of the better team displays under Tuchel, and while the German won’t be present in the dugout for the game, they are now all aware of just how good this Chelsea team can be.

Koulibaly in particular looks a sensational signing for the club, with his tackling ability seemingly stunning Spurs’ attackers.

His passing ability with both feet frequently got the Blues out of danger yesterday too, with him clearly showing he can fill the void left by Antonio Rudiger.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.