Eden Hazard: Chelsea are not made to play football
"Often, I'm asked to do it all by myself and it's not easy," says Eden Hazard after Chelsea's Champions League exit
Eden Hazard said that Chelsea “are not made to play football” after their Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Fernando Torres gave the Blues the lead in the 36th minute of the semi-final second leg, but Adrian Lopez restored parity on the stroke of half-time when he turned home Juanfran’s cutback.
Often, I’m asked to do it all by myself and it’s not easy
Atletico then went ahead in the 60th minute thanks to Diego Costa’s penalty after the Spain international was fouled by substitute Samuel Eto’o in the box.
Arda Turan cemented a comfortable victory by netting the visitors’ third in the 72nd minute to fire Atletico into a final showdown against local rivals Real Madrid in Lisbon.
“I don’t know what we lacked,” Hazard told beIN Sport. “After scoring, we had the game in our hands. Maybe they wanted it more than we did… It was an intense game. Beautiful to watch with opportunities.
“I’m sad but logic has been respected because they deserved to qualify. Chelsea is not made to play football. We’re good on the counter, a little bit like Real against Bayern.
“We did it well tonight since we scored. But their goal hurt us before the break. We failed to make the difference in the second half.
“Often, I’m asked to do it all by myself and it’s not easy. It was a complicated game. It will be a lesson for us regarding next year.”