Marcos Alonso, the former Fiorentina player who joined Chelsea last August, has expressed his joy after his team’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal.
The Spanish left-back was the first defender signed by Antonio Conte after resuming duties as Chelsea boss.
His 85 appearances and 5 goals as a Fiorentina defender established him as one of the regular first team players at the Italian club side. And he has since proven himself a reliable member of The Blues‘ defense line.
M. Alonso had an impressive game in last weekend’s match against Arsenal although he was criticized for elbowing Hector Bellerin to get Chelsea’s first goal. It was his fourth goal for the season.
In his post-match interview, the 25-year-old Spaniard said: “I’m happy for another three points, we played a very good game, we were consistent and we need to keep going.
“I think we controlled the game for the 90 minutes. We’re a little bit disappointed with the goal we conceded but it was a very good performance from everyone and now we need to keep our focus and concentration,” he adds.
“We’re enjoying a good run. Three points against a direct opponent is like six points.
“It was good to score another goal and with the point we got on Tuesday it’s been a very good week for us.”
“[On his alleged dangerous move on Hector, who got injured and was substituted] I jumped a bit higher and got to the ball first, I didn’t even see him coming so I don’t think it’s a free-kick,” he argued.
“I feel sorry for him, he’s a good friend but I didn’t see him. I hope he’s okay.”
Marcos Alonso was signed for an estimated £24m fee.
Alonso also talked about their upcoming 12 February match against Burnley which he described as their focus at the moment.
He hopes Chelsea can keep their fitness level very high and take the games one after the other.
“After this win the result in midweek is an even better point so we’ll see what the other teams do and enjoy a couple of days off,” he said.
“We are working had during the week and you can see that, we are giving everything on the pitch and getting results.”