Eden Hazard believes he and his team mate was rather unfortunate been they drew from last night’s game against
Barcelona, and the Belgian insists Chelsea will be giving everything in order to qualify when they meet with Barcelona for the second leg at Camp Nou next month.
Chelsea showed how though it can be to penetrate its defense and how persistently they can go driving for goals at the same time. The Blues held their home well during the first leg at Stamford Bridge and finally took the lead just after the 62nd minute after several opportunities, courtesy of Willan’s low drive, but Lionel Messi scored a recovery goal, an away goal for the visitors, meaning it’s going to be an all-out game for Chelsea in Spain.
‘I want to say that we should have won the game, but when you play against this kind of team you have to be focused 100 per cent,’ said Hazard who went close with a couple of efforts and set up Willian’s opener.
‘We made one mistake but if we’d scored more goals the mistake doesn’t count, so a draw is a bad result for us because now we have to play in Barca and we know it’s going to be difficult.
‘We can play with our quality. We have good players, you could see that, so we can create a lot of chances. We will give everything to try to go through.’
Hazard praised his team mate for an excellent quality of game work, as it influence his positive performance. Following the win against hull City where Willian had scored twice, Hazard believes Willian brought such spirit into play with Barcelona last night as he was denied of a stunning hat-trick by the goal post twice the first half of the game before eventually beating Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen at the second half.
‘I said to him that he needed to shoot in the goal and not try to touch the post,’ he smiled. ‘I said that to him in the first half and you saw in the second half he scored the goal. I’m happy for him, he played really well. He’s a top player and he showed that.’
On Chelsea’s last visit to Camp Nou, on their second leg with the la liga champions back in 2012, the Blues secured a famous 2-2 draw which sent them through to the final. A repeat of that scoreline on the 14 of March would once again be enough, and Hazard spoke on how he and his team mates will need to play in order to qualify.
‘More than perfect,’ the attacker responded, when asked what kind of performance we will need to produce.
‘We want to keep a clean sheet, for sure, and we will need to score if we want to go through. We have three weeks to be ready for the game and we will give everything.’