I did not expect Lionel Messi to shoot, says Chelsea’s Courtois

I did not expect Lionel Messi to shoot, says Chelsea’s Courtois

Chelsea shot-stopper, Thibaut Courtois admitted he made mistakes that contributed to their Champions League elimination at Barcelona on Wednesday.

Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League losing 4-1 on aggregate after the first leg ended 1-1 at the Stamford Bridge.


Chelsea goalkeeper allowed Lionel Messi score two cheap goals through his legs and also give a superb assist to Dembele for another.

The Belgian keeper said having played against Messi on several occasions he (Messi) already knows his weak point.

While Courtois did not take full blame for the result, he said he should have done better to stop Messi’s opening goal, which came just 128 seconds into the game.

“I don’t think we deserve to be out, but individual mistakes cost us in both legs,” the Belgium international told BT Sport.

“The first goal, I did not expect Lionel Messi to shoot from that angle and I was too late in closing my legs. It was a mistake on my part.

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