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Chelsea were brilliant in the game against Barcelona  at the Nou Camp. Individual mistakes and poor finishing cost Chelsea against the Spanish league leaders, and Thibaut Courtois didn’t have a good game at all.

For both of Messi’s goals, the Argentine put the ball through Courtois’ legs, and the Belgian admits the Barcelona forward exploited his weakness from close range.

Courtois was gutted to concede the two goals and has apologised for the mistakes made.

He told BT Sports after the game: “‘We have to be honest about that. We have to continue working and try to win on Sunday as it’s the only silverware we may get this season.

“I’ve played against him [Messi] a lot of times, conceded goals through my legs with him, for a goalkeeper like me from two metres that’s probably the weakest point through your legs because if I’m standing in a normal position there’s a lot of space in between.

“It’s annoying, but I don’t think I have to hide, I have to come out, be a man, and say I made a mistake and move on.

“It’s unlucky to go out with four goals from four mistakes. We have to move on, work hard and continue.”

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  1. Zukas Mulenga | March 15, 2018 at 9:24 am |

    The only problem i have with you is your commitment towards Chelsea and when you have a bad game it affects my level of judgement.

  2. Courtois thinks Chelsea is a place to play jokes. Or he thinks he’s in a relationship to make mistakes and apologise later ? Well I also think his time of fame at Chelsea is up and he needs to find his future somewhere. He really disgraced us all. I even couldn’t write my exam properly today. WTF !!!!*

  3. Big time calamity. U can’t defeat Barcelona with such players and with such a performance. Courtois u can’t concede at your near post. Those are basics in goal keeping.

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