New Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has seen more action than even he anticipated when he made the move from Stoke to London.
The former Stoke stopper was brought in as back up to replace the departed Petr Cech but was called upon after Courtios was sent off against Swansea on open day.
Begovic will fill in for the Belgian for atleast another two as he recovers from surgery.
Begovic has however spoken about conditions in the team’s dressing room describing it as “flat,” but insists that the club can arrest their current slump against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League on Wednesday.
“It is a case of getting going, [getting the] season back on track and a good result on Wednesday will get the confidence going again – we need a boost at the moment and hopefully it will come soon,” Begovic told reporters.
“No-one was kicking off in the dressing room – nothing. We had to pick ourselves up. There are lots of games to go, we cannot feel sorry for ourselves or points fingers. We will get that good feeling through the squad again.
“I think we still have good character, guys who believe in themselves, guys who can make a difference and guys who have a lot of confidence. Sometimes, that can be an issue.”
The goalkeeper however said that the players would pick themselves up as the club prepare for a Champions League clash in midweek and a derby meeting with Arsenal next weekend.
“We have characters and we will not hang our heads, football is like this and you have your bad spells. We will get it out of our system, kick on and get stronger and stronger as the season goes on,” he added.
“We have confidence in this dressing room, guys know we can go on a big run. Once thing start clicking for us, psychologically, mentally, physically, we can be a very powerful team and everyone knows that.
“We just need to get going and get a decent result on Wednesday. Arsenal is a big game and one we look forward to . But we cannot look past Wednesday as we want to start Wednesday on a good note.
“Maccabi will be a good test and it won’t be easy. We need a few days to get ready, dust ourselves down and kick on.”