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Ballack unhappy with cup drop

Ballack unhappy with cup drop

Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack is angry at being snubbed for the final of the Carling Cup at the weekend against Tottenham. Spurs went on to win the game in injury time.

"I am not happy that I did not play but I have to accept it like everybody else who did not start," Ballack told the London Evening Standard. "It was not explained, it was on the team-sheet shortly before the game and that was it."

We must push forward on all fronts

"We have to keep going in the other competitions," added Ballack. "We still have a strong team and good chances to win the Champions League.

"Okay, in the Premier League we are nine points behind Arsenal, but we still have hope and we have to remember that and concentrate. We have to start again."