- Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has accepted the blame for his side's defeat against Barcelona
- The Belgian goalie made a mistake in the third minute which made Lionel Messi to score
Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has accepted the blame for Chelsea's defeat against Barcelona on Wednesday night, March 14.
The Blues lost 0-3 against Barcelona at Camp Nou in which Argentine star Lionel Messi scored two goals against the Premier League champions.
For Messi's goals, the Argentine superstar put the ball through Courtois legs on both occasions and the Belgian goalkeeper has admitted he made a mistake.
“I don't think we deserve to be out, but individual mistakes cost us in both legs.
"The first goal, I didn't expect Lionel Messi to shoot from that angle and I was too late in closing my legs. It was a mistake on my part.
"There were missed passes from us and they scored from our mistakes. We defended and played well, hit the crossbar which was unlucky on our side but the individual mistakes cost us. We have to be honest about that.
"I played against Messi a lot of time, I have already conceded goals like that before.
"The weakest point is between the legs or a goalkeeper, it is annoying, I cannot hide inside, I have to be a man and come out. I made some good saves too but we go out with conceding four goals from four mistakes." Courtois was quoted to have said by Express UK.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Chelsea's campaign in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League came to an end on Wednesday night, March 14, after losing 0-3 against Spanish leaders Barcelona.
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi proved himself again against the Blues as he scored the first goal and also gave a superb assist that resulted into the second goal for the Catalans before grabbing a third which was his 100th Champions League goal.
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