Ross Barkley has stated that Chelsea will bounce back after the international break after dropping points at Stamford Bridge against Sheffield United last weekend.

Speaking after Saturday’s disappointing 2-2 draw against the newly-promoted side, the England International midfielder feels that the team will be able to bounce back and improve against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“We scored two goals in the first half which were gifted to us really, and he said if we’re not careful and we concede a goal then we’ll be up against it. We conceded a goal early in the second half and then things just didn’t go our way from then on.”

– Ross Barkley

Barkley also revealed what was said in the dressing room after the game by Head Coach Frank Lampard and the coaching staff:

“We didn’t perform well as a team so it was more speaking about the whole team as a collective and not individual performances. You’ve just got to try and make things happen but we didn’t create enough chances and didn’t hit the target as much as we should have. We all know and we all spoke in the changing room after the game that we didn’t perform at the levels we can.


Tammy scored two goals but he can’t win the game on his own. There’s a lot of talent in the changing room, the players we’ve got are unbelievable, but we just weren’t at the level we should be at.”

– Ross Barkley

The 25-year-old understands the fans’ frustrations and admitted that the team will have to be ready to start picking up more positive results once domestic football returns in a couple of weeks’ time.

“It’s disappointing without a game coming up quickly to change the way we feel right now, but we’ve got to be ready when we come back to go again.”

The English international hasn’t started the season too well, despite having a great pre-season.

He will need to perform better after the international break alongside many other Chelsea players – mostly the defenders – in order for the Blues to start gaining more positive results after the international break.

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