UCL: Conte Hails Victor Moses, Others After Barca Draw
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is satisfied with the performance of Nigerian winger, Victor Moses and his team members in Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League 1-1 draw with Barcelona.
Moses played for all 90 minutes in Stamford Bridge in a game Conte described as “very close to perfect”.
Willian put the host ahead in the 62nd minute, but 13 minutes later, Lionel Messi drew level for Barcelona to end the tie in a draw.
“We were very close to playing the perfect game. I think we paid dearly for one mistake. Against this opponent, if you make a mistake, you pay.
“It’s a pity because I think tonight, at the end of the game, we are disappointed with the final result. It’s a pity because, in that moment, the sensation was that Barcelona were fighting a lot to create a chance to score.
“Without the mistake, Barcelona were in great difficulty to find and create a chance to score. I saw at 1-0 the possibility of us to try and exploit the situation in the best way to score a second.”
Conte will also not blame Andreas Christensen for his error that gifted Messi the equalizer.
“No, no, no, absolutely not. Christensen’s performance was great, incredible. We are talking about a player who is only 21 years old. It’s great that he is able to play this game with this maturity and personality. Christensen, for me, was one of the best players tonight. He played a top game and I’m very pleased with his performance.”
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