Cesc Fabregas has said Chelsea will have to attack in the second leg of their Champions League clash with Barcelona because trying to play defensively at the Camp Nou is a “suicide mission.”
“It was such a shame really,” he told BT Sport. “I thought we were very good and went with the game plan and we executed it really, really well. They had a few chances, they are one of the best teams in the world.
“But we were compact, we were solid, we played as a team, we created many chances. Willian could have easily scored a hat trick today.
“So overall a fantastic performance [but] in the end a shame. We go home thinking we completed a good work, we competed very well [and] we should be proud of that but at the same time we go home sad. It was an unfair result.
“[The game] it’s still open, but we know we have to play a very excellent same again to compete.
“[To play] 90 minutes there defending — can be a very long 90 minutes, it’s basically a suicide mission. We have to feel that we can hurt them.”
“I’m happy with the goal but I’m a bit sad with the result,” he said. “I felt we deserved to win today. Of course, they had more possession but we created a lot of dangerous chances to score.
“I think it’s still open. We have to go there and play the same game, compact and fight with every ball and I think we can do that.
“I was a bit unlucky but we have to keep working and look forward to the other game.”
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