Willian admits he’s ‘sad’ after Chelsea FC’s draw with FC Barcelona
Willian reflects on Chelsea FC's 1-1 draw with FC Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday night
Willian has admitted that he was sad about the final result after Chelsea FC were pegged back and held to a 1-1 draw by FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night.
The Brazilian was in fine form for the west London side and he struck both posts in the first half following an eye-catching display before the break.
Willian then gave Chelsea FC the lead in the 62nd minute when he bent a low shot into the bottom corner to put the west London side ahead.
However, their advantage was short-lived, as Lionel Messi stepped up to fire home from close range after a defensive error from Andreas Christensen.
The game ended 1-1 and left the last 16 tie finely poised ahead of the return leg at Camp Nou on 14 March.
And although Willian was pleased to find the net for the Blues, he admitted that he was frustrated not to be able to help his side hold on for the victory.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Willian said: “I’m happy for the goal but I’m a bit sad with the result.
“I think we deserved to win – they had more possession but we created dangerous chances to score. We have to go there and play the same game.
“I was a bit unlucky (hitting the post twice). I have to keep on working and look forward to the other games.”
Chelsea FC will now switch their focus back towards Premier League affairs and their crunch clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.