Friday, February 22, 2013

Blue’s Captain John Terry admits that emotions were mixed in the dressing room after last night’s performance against Sparta.


Eden Hazard came to Chelsea’s aide right off the bench with his last-minute goal placing the Blues in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa league with a 2-1 aggregate win over Sparta Prague.
Chelsea headed into the game with their heads held high after their 1-0 win from last week’s first leg match in Czech Republic; however, the story was a bit different today as Sparta took the lead earlier in the game with David Lafata’s goal in the 17th minute. After several failed attempts from the Blues, just when it looked as if the game was heading to extra time, substitute Hazard came in and saved the day with the last kick of two minutes stoppage time which leveled the score for the Blues.
Following their performance, Chelsea’s Captain John Terry admits that emotions ran high back in the dressing room as the night's draw against Sparta Prague, which sets the Blues up for a last 16 tie with Steaua Bucharest came by chance. Terry was not hesitant to voice his disappointment with the team’s performance, speaking after the game he said-
'I was disappointed with the way we started but delighted to go through,' the captain said. 'We left it as late as we could and sometimes that's the best way but it wasn't our best performance. We're in the next round though and we're happy with that.
Qualification was an absolute must. We're disappointed to be out of the Champions League and watching it on Tuesday and Wednesday night was enough motivation for us to kick on in this one, we're in it to win it and nothing changes from that. After that we'd have a chance with the Super Cup, so still some big competitions to play for.'