Nuno: Nottingham will learn from Chelsea defeat

Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed that his side will learn from a defeat to Chelsea in Saturday’s Premier League game.

The Reds surrendered a 2-1 lead to slump to a 3-2 defeat in front of their fans. Chelsea opened the scoring as early as the eighth minute of the game through Mykhailo Mudryk before an equalizer from Willy Bolly. Callum Hudson-Odoi then handed Forest a lead with only 20 minutes to the end of the game. Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino made some key changes in the second half which inspired the team to a comeback win, with goals from Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson following an impressive assists from Reece James.

Notwithstanding the defeat, Nuno has insisted that his side has learnt some lessons from the game which he hopes to utilize against Burnley on May 19.

Nuno told Sky Sports: “We did a good game, good moments, chances. After the hard work of turning the result, we had bad defending, we were not in the right positions. The chances we created and the momentum we had, the hard work of the boys should have had another prize.

“In the second half, we were dominant, controlling the game and had the game on the front foot. We allowed Chelsea back in, but the chances we had, we should have finished the game.

“We had moments where we did really well, but a lot of things repeated themselves both in this game and others. Lessons to learn definitely.

“We will prepare the [Burnley] game as we always do, with the same dedication and commitment. IT’s important to finish this season on a high.

“Definitely we have a lot of things to learn. They took four points away from us. That means a lot in this Premier League table, everyone knows how hard it is to get points. The club has lessons to make, because the club has the foundation to do much better.”

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