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Timo Werner has really stepped up for Chelsea in the last couple of games after a frustrating couple of seasons as a blue.
But he is now really playing with some confidence and has looked a different player in the last two matches. We all really thought that he had become the hero that we needed in Madrid last night as Chelsea went over and chased a 3-1 deficit from the first leg in the Champions League.
Werner grabbed the all important third goal to put Chelsea 3-0 up last night, a goal that was sending them through to the semi-finals of the competition with an aggregate lead.
Two late goals sealed Real Madrid’s own comeback for them though and it was the Spanish side who ended up going through.
There were many questionable Refereeing and VAR decisions during the game, one of which being a goal chalked off for Chelsea after Marcos Alonso was alleged to of handballed it.
Werner believes there are many talking points after some of these decisions, and we all totally get exactly what he is strategically saying here!
“To come back after a 3-1 defeat in the home game was very good for us, we had everything that we needed at 3-0 up, we had the chance to go through,” said Werner as reported on the Chelsea website.
“But in the end you can’t stop Madrid over the whole time. We know that but we tried everything in normal time and in extra time but the home game made a difference because this [the away game] was nearly a perfect performance from us, so we are very disappointed after what we put into this game and how we played.
“When I celebrated [my goal] I thought this is it. We could have scored before that to make it 3-0 but the officials didn’t give it to us, it is a point you can talk about, but when I scored I thought we are through with this. We nearly gave no chances to Madrid but in the end we have to say the goals they scored were very good.
“There was one moment in regular time when we were not like we were the whole game and Madrid have the quality to score against you and they showed it for the 3-1. I think it was a brilliant goal, a brilliant cross from Modric, hard to defend.
“It [first leg] was a problem because it put us in a very difficult situation, but also on the other side it was the thing that brings us for the second game to this level because we know that we have to step up and we have to give everything.
“We had a brilliant game and we had 10 minutes to go through to make a miracle come true, so it is very disappointing.”
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