Eden Hazard who was lively throughout yesterday’s encounter against Barcelona has told reporters that the Blues would have beaten the Catalans in the Champions League last-16 first leg tie at Stamford Bridge if not for being unlucky.
The Belgian insists Chelsea will do all they could to ensure that they qualify at the expense of the La Liga giants when they battle in the reverse fixture at Camp Nou next month.
The Blues defenders were active and were strong and compatible enough to prevent a Messi-led attack from causing any trouble to Thibaut Courtois who didn’t have much to do in the first half of the match.
In the second half, Chelsea took the lead in the 62nd minute via Willian’s low drive from outside Barca’s 18-yard box but the lead didn’t last long as Iniesta took advantage of a mistake from Chelsea centre-back Christensen as he passed the ball to Messi who made no mistake in putting the ball into Courtois net to level the scoreline.
Having ended the game in a 1-1 draw, there are lots to play for in the second leg of the clash as both teams have a chance to make it to the next round of the competition and Hazard believes Chelsea can shock the world by eliminating the Catalans from the competition.
He also praised Willian for the goal he scored after being denied twice by the woodwork. According to him, Willian is a top player and also a good goalscorer which he showed last night.
Chelsea need just a 2-2 draw to see them through to the next round and Hazard believes it’s achievable just like they did in 2012 semi-final clash against the same opponents.