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.”