‘European semi-final which is very important to us” were words Sarri used to express his joy after a dramatic home win.
Chelsea almost missed it all at home even with the 1-0 away advantage when they played negligence to a side who bounced back from 3-0 down to rail heads on 4-3, fantastically interesting match, no one wanted to lose.
Chelsea took an early lead in the fifth minute before Simon Deli’s unfortunate own goal extended Chelsea’s advantage five minutes later and Olivier Giroud made it three in 17 minute before Tomas Soucek replied from the other end in the 26th minute.
And Sarri’s said;
“We started very badly in the second half but I’m really really happy because we played well in the first 45 minutes and we are in a European semi-final which is very important to us.
“We knew very well the match was going to be difficult. They ran a lot and with quality – lot of metres at high speed, Sarri told BT sports.