Chelsea lost Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final 2-1 to City.
And the Belgian midfielder fumed: “We were frightened of City in the first half.
“We showed them too much respect, and paid the price. Maybe we might have deserved a different fate, but we started the game badly.
“We played the final 40 minutes, but that is not enough to beat City.
“We had chances, and we believed we could do something, but their keeper made some good saves.”