Chelsea assistant on “raw” win: “Team is still fragile to an extent”

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Chelsea first team coach Steve Holland has been through the ringer this week.

With his boss Jose Mourinho fired and Chelsea in the midst of a brutal stretch of results, Holland wanted a win in the worst way.

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But for it to come with his friend Jose fired, even an emphatic win against a desperate Sunderland squad isn’t ticking all the boxes for him.

From the BBC:

“I am happy with the result but it is raw. I feel the way I feel.

“The first half they played well in general. The early goal gave the players a boost of confidence, but the team is still fragile to an extent. They are used to setbacks in recent weeks so we wobbled a bit in the second half. In the end I thought they saw the game out fairly comfortably.”

It was a strange day for Chelsea, and it’ll be a long road back for the Blues with their fans. Holland’s choice of words “raw” and “fragile” fit the bill for the day, and for Chelsea’s season in general.

Guus Hiddink will take over the Blues next week.