Chelsea star claims Champions League exit is good for the club

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has surprisingly claimed that the club’s Champions League exit at the hands of Paris Saint Germain will prove to be a good thing for the club, as it allows them to concentrate on winning the Premier League.

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The Belgian was beaten by headed goals from former Chelsea star David Luiz and PSG captain Thiago Silva, as the game at Stamford Bridge ended in a 2-2 draw after extra time, resulting in the Blues crashing out on away goals.

Jose Mourinho’s side were never behind during the tie itself, leading on three separate occasions over the two legs. But with their interest in the cup competitions now over, the London club can fully focus on beating Manchester City to the league title.

Courtois, who was quoted by the Daily Star, said: “PSG are a good team, very strong, and they gave us two difficult games. It was not easy. We didn’t have much space. It was a long, hard match.

“When we went 1-0 up we hoped that would be sufficient but they scored from a corner and then again from a corner after we went 2-1 up. We needed to play better to progress.

“It’s annoying because we are used to having three matches a week and now we will just have one but, okay, now we can put all our concentration into trying to win the Premier League.

“We are five points ahead and we will do everything to win it. It will be hard, we are disappointed now but there is another great trophy to win this season and we want to do that.”

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