Hector Bellerin spoke to the media after the defeat to Chelsea. Below is a transcript of what was said.

on the defeat…
It is difficult because [even though we were] playing with 10 men we thought in the second half that we wouldn’t give up, and we had some chances to get a better score. It couldn’t be done and it was a bit unlucky on our part. We need to keep our heads up and move onto the next game.

on what was said at half-time…
It is difficult. It happened at Stamford Bridge and it was the same here. We played with 10 men and sometimes those things happen in football and you need to adapt to that, but that is no excuse. At half-time we knew the game was not finished and there were 45 minutes for us to fight for our right to win. We tried our best but it couldn’t be done.

on the red card…
It is a difficult one as a player and it is a bit hard for us. It was far from goal but if the referee makes that decision he has to be right. There is no excuse and [it is difficult] with 10 men but we tried our best.

on their form…
We can’t just be thinking about the result today. We need to focus on the next game and it does not matter about the trend, we are not thinking about that. We are just thinking about winning and getting ahead.

on the title…
We always think of it. We take it game by game and when it comes to May we will see where we are.

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25 Jan 2016