Chelsea legend blasts Alonso's performance against Soton

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/04/2018

Chelsea Legend Dennis Wise has blasted Marcos Alonso's performance against Southampton, he insisted that the defender showed no desire for the team.

The Premier League champions came from 2-0 behind to claim a 3-2 victory over Southampton at St Mary, with the result, the Saints remain the relegation zone.

Wise was not pleased with the performance of the Spanish defender for his role in Southampton opener from Dusan Tadic.

“We were talking about the wing-backs and (David) Zappacosta gets sucked into a position, I think (Cesar) Azpilicueta is out of position,” Wise said while working as a pundit on Sky Sports.

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“What annoys me and frustrates me is Alonso’s attitude and where Southampton lost it and where they picked it up.

“He needs the desire to come back into the game, he doesn’t show that. He jogs and he jogs the whole way.

“He could have got himself back in position which could have helped the team and got them out of a sticky situation, where they had a one-on-one situation. But he showed no desire.”

Wise also thinks Alonso should have been sent off for a first-half tackle on Shane Long “That’s a red card,” he added.

“I’m a Chelsea boy but I have done one or two of them in my career and I should have gone.

“He hasn’t even bothered with the ball. The frustration after that was that (James) Ward-Prowse got booked because he realised what Alonso had done to Long.

"He’s reacted to that, frustration, and he gets a yellow card.”

Chelsea will still play Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final.