‘A tough week is behind us’ – Chelsea goalkeeper Petrovic looking to the future following Brentford draw

Goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic feels he and his team-mates have learnt a lot from a testing week for Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were beaten in extra time by Liverpool in the EFL Cup final before they came from behind to beat Championship Leeds United in the FA Cup fifth round, and then drew 2-2 with Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Petrovic, who has been Chelsea’s regular keeper since an injury to Robert Sanchez in December, believes it is a run of games that a young Chelsea side will learn from.

“A tough week is behind us with the cup final against Liverpool and a tough game against Leeds. We left everything on the pitch,” he said following the game at the Gtech Community Stadium.

“A lot of players were in a tough situation physically and mentally after the game against Leeds.

“We tried everything to get the three points [against Brentford] but we got a draw and that is it.

“We are a young team in a process. [The final] was a good lesson for us and now we have more players with more experience.”

Petrovic is enjoying his first season in the Premier League having been signed from Major League Soccer side New England Revolution last summer.

Despite earning the starting spot between the sticks for Chelsea, he is still trying to develop his game.

“It’s been a big season and I am doing my best to help the team,” said the 24-year-old.

“The big motivation for me is to work harder and be more focused on small details to improve my play and help the team get good results.

“Our goal is to win a title in the FA Cup. We are two steps from the final. In the Premier League we want to get better results to make the Europa League or Champions League.”

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