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Conor Gallagher's immediate reaction to interview request after Man City vs Chelsea speaks volume

Conor Gallagher's immediate reaction to interview request after Man City vs Chelsea speaks volume

He was brutally honest.

Conor Gallagher's reaction to an interview request spoke volumes about Chelsea's performance against Manchester City.

Chelsea have endured a largely disappointing season, but Mauricio Pochettino's side put in a superb team performance in a 1-1 draw with Man City on Saturday.

The visitors spurned a number of chances at the Etihad Stadium before Raheem Sterling scored against his former side just before the break.

Chelsea had to dig deep in the second half, and although Rodri eventually found a way through for City, Pochettino's side were able to hold on for a well-deserved point.

Given how feeble some of Chelsea's performances have been this season, the travelling fans were delighted with the commitment and graft shown by their stars.

If it wasn't already obvious that Chelsea's players ran themselves into the ground in the second half, then everybody knew after Conor Gallagher gave a post match interview.

Minutes after the final whistle, Gallagher was asked to give an interview with Sky Sports.

At the start of his chat with touchline reporter Patrick Davison, Gallagher - still breathing heavily - said: "I'm exhausted!"

When asked how hard he and his teammates had to work in the second half, Gallagher replied: "Really hard, I feel like the lads were brilliant defensively, really focused.

"I think you could tell we were very tired in the last bits of the game. But we saw it through and we're happy with that performance."

Given how much running Gallagher does for this Chelsea team, it's no surprise that he was so tired.

In Chelsea's 3-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday, Gallagher covered a whopping 13 kilometres, the furthest he's ever covered in a Premier League game.

Chelsea were not expected to leave the Etihad Stadium with any points at all, but Gallagher admitted that he was a little disappointed not to win.

"We were winning the game, obviously they dominated in terms of possession but I felt like we had a lot of chances to win the game.

"We're disappointed to concede quite late [on], but a point is a good point."

Next up for Chelsea is a Wembley date with Liverpool next Sunday in the Carabao Cup final.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Chelsea, Conor Gallagher, Premier League, Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, Mauricio Pochettino, Carabao Cup