Thibaut Courtois admits mistakes as Chelsea crash out

Andres Iniesta Barcelona Atletico Madrid La Liga

Chelsea's players were irritated by Antonio Conte's decision to seek out Lionel Messi after the defeat to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.

Unsurprisingly, only Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo can boast more goals in Europe's premier competition.

"It's not an issue of winning a trophy or not", Conte told reporters, as reported by The Telegraph.

"We're talking about Barcelona or Spanish police and stewards".

"It was a fantasy player who has pushed Barcelona through to the next round". Trying to find an overarching reason is hard: Manchester United were bafflingly limp over the two legs against Sevilla; Tottenham seemed to have the better of it against Juventus only to let in two soft goals in three minutes, just as they had let in two soft goals in nine minutes in the first leg; Chelsea were ahead against Barcelona and were then punished for a string of mistakes.

Thus, it is more than appropriate for us to remind that better days will come. "He's writing with his team-mates a great story with Barcelona".

Wednesday's story was penned by Messi early.

Messi, however, once again proved the difference, applying two clinical finishes through Thibaut Courtois's legs and, in between, teeing up Dembele to score his first Barcelona goal.

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Courtois is considered one of the world's top keepers and the Belgian admitted afterward it was a shot he should have stopped. It is hard, we have had so many games this year.

Now there is the FA Cup, this is a quarter-final and if we win then we play at Wembley.

"They have Lionel Messi and I think they were the better team even though we competed well in both games. Now we have to face another competition and for this reason we must trust in our strength and try to move on".

At this point, Barca fans are used to Messi putting on a show for every crowd he plays in front of.

"If we concede easy goals and miss chances, then it is very hard against this team".

"Despite the blue resistance, with a tireless Willian, there's no way to beat Bar-a when Messi decides to play".

Dani Alves comes in next on nine, while Luis Suarez - part of the now disbanded devastating MSN trio that also included Neymar - has provided seven, with Neymar contributing five assists before departing for Paris Saint-Germain.

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