PSG punished tired Chelsea, admits Eden Hazard
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard feels Paris Saint-Germain successfully exploited Jose Mourinho's "tired" Blues side
Eden Hazard has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain exploited “tired” Chelsea after their 3-1 Champions League victory at Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
PSG substitute Javier Pastore scored a late third for Laurent Blanc’s side to put the Ligue 1 champions firmly in control of the quarter-final tie.
We were a bit tired and it felt that way towards the end
And Hazard, who had cancelled out Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opener from the spot before David Luiz’s own goal, felt that the Blues endured a “complicated” second half in the French capital.
“We had the game in our hands in the first half,” Hazard told BeIn Sport. “We came back good and we managed the game.
“But the second half was complicated. We were a bit tired and it felt that way towards the end. Now there’s a return leg and we will do everything to push [PSG].”
Meanwhile, PSG forward Lavezzi insisted that he is not concerned about the prospect of a Chelsea comeback after their 3-1 first-leg win.
“I’m not worried about Chelsea pulling off a repeat of their comeback against Napoli because this is a completely different team and we hope to go through,” Lavezzi said.