“The gap is widening more and more”

Kai Havertz of Chelsea wrestling with Erdal Rakip and Franz Brorsson of Malmö FF.

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Kai Havertz of Chelsea wrestling with Erdal Rakip and Franz Brorsson of Malmö FF.

The distance between the biggest European clubs and the smaller ones is extremely large, says Malmö FF coach Jon Dahl Tomasson.

The gap is widening more and more, he says after the 0-4 crush against Chelsea in the Champions League.

Malmö FF dreamed of beating the defending Champions League champions, but it all ended in a crushing 0-4 at Stamford Bridge in London.

– Before the game we were hoping for a better result but we are playing against one of the best teams in the world and as the game progresses we have to say that Chelsea are unbelievably good. It was a tough game, MFF coach Jon Dahl Tomasson said at a digital press conference.

It was the third consecutive big defeat for the MFF in Group H. In the first it was 0-3 at home against Juventus and in the last round the Scanians lost 0-4 on the outside against Zenit St. Petersburg.

– Over the past 5-7 years, the differences between large and small clubs have increased. The gap is extremely big, and it’s getting bigger and bigger, says Tomasson.

During the break, goalkeeper Johan Dahlin was replaced by feelings.

“He should be fine, that’s the report I got after the game,” said Tomasson, who put Ismael Diawara in the goal.

MFF can now top up for Varberg in the Allsvenskan next Sunday. The top three Malmö, Djurgården and AIK all have 44 points.

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