Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen had a difficult evening as the Blues suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid last night.
The Danish international was exposed by the pace of Vinicius Jnr on a number of occasions, and he was hauled off at half-time, with manager Thomas Tuchel admitting it was a “mistake” to leave the centre-half one-on-one with the Brazilian.
With Christensen expected to sign on a free transfer for Barcelona in the summer, supporters on Twitter have been questioning the 25-year-old’s commitment:
The mans head is gone to some sunny place. Got done by a simple 1-2… vinisius was toying with him… danishh cookie
— Loyal Blue #0000FF (@ProperChelsSW6) April 7, 2022
I don’t want to see him in a Chelsea shirt for the rest of the season his head is in Barcelona right now
— Wes headhunter (@Wes01headhunter) April 7, 2022
Don’t let him play our team again 😂
— Ohene Salo Jnr (@ohene114) April 7, 2022
This Barca player caused it all
— Big Ikomnse (@IkomseJunior) April 7, 2022
Am glad we won’t be able to offer him a new contract. He’s gotta go, too weak.
— Mike 🦅 (@spairog) April 7, 2022
SHOCKING PERFORMANCE. Vini Jr has been cooking him since minute 1
— Wasiq (@WaCFC_) April 6, 2022
He’s been torn about. Don’t get me wrong Vini is very good but there’s ways to defend him
— Marc Taylor (@MarcTay01894486) April 6, 2022
Enough of Christensen, get him his ticket to Barcelona already…
— Red Blue ⭕ (@reddblue21) April 6, 2022
Vini is probably licking his lips knowing he’ll be terrorizing Christensen for the next 5 years at Barcelona
— Kyle (@smithklo) April 6, 2022
As Tuchel made clear after the game, it wasn’t entirely Christensen’s fault. With Reece James pushing high up, the Dane was left to deal with Vinicius on his own, which is an unenviable task considering the Brazilian’s lightning pace.
To be perfectly honest with you, the other two centre-backs, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger, had difficult moments too, as did the rest of the team. From the first minute, the team was simply not up to it and they face a massive task to overhaul the two-goal deficit in Madrid next week.