PSG 3 Chelsea 1: Gary Cahill devastated by ‘horrible’ late goal
PSG 3 Chelsea 1: Gary Cahill criticises the Blues' defending after Ligue 1 side take charge of quarter-final tie
Gary Cahill could not hide his disappointment after Javier Pastore’s late strike earned Paris Saint-Germain a two-goal lead against Chelsea in their Champions League quarter-final.
Ezequiel Lavezzi fired home an early half-volley to put the hosts ahead in just the third minute in Paris, but the Blues drew level through Eden Hazard’s 27th-minute penalty after Oscar was brought down by Thiago Silva.
We’ve got the characters and players to do it but the one at the end was a soft goal to concede
David Luiz’s own-goal just after an hour restored PSG’s lead and Pastore’s stoppage-time strike gave the Ligue 1 side the advantage heading into the return leg at Stamford Bridge next week.
“It was a horrible time to concede and it was unlike us – a sloppy goal,” Cahill told Sky Sports.
“It was a big blow. Obviously it was difficult to come here but 2-1 would have been OK going back to Stamford Bridge I suppose, but the blow at the end was devastating.
“It [the third goal] makes a huge difference but we have been here before. The year we won it we were behind and we had to win at Stamford Bridge [against Napoli].
“We’ve got the characters and players to do it but the one at the end was a soft goal to concede.
“I thought we controlled the game in the first half. We got back to 1-1 and in the second half they came back into it and we maybe didn’t have so many chances in the second half, but it’s a tough place to come.”