Paris - Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was disappointed
that his side lost 2-1 to PSG in the first leg Round of 16 UEFA Champions
League tie on Tuesday, but insisted that the away goal scored by him is very
vital ahead of the return leg.
The Nigeria international had a sweet and sour experience on
the night and was the center of attention.
Mikel brought down Lucas Moura five yards outside of the box
for a free kick, and Zlatan hammered it home for the opener as it deflected off
the Chelsea midfielder.
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"I had to fall in because he [Lucas] was going deeper
and deeper into our 18-yard box," Mikel told BT Sport. "I had to --
if not get the ball -- foul him, which I did. And then the free kick as well
just skipped off my feet and went into the back of the net.
He would go on to score the equalizer for Chelsea six
"But we came back strong as well, but we're very
disappointed to have lost the game.
"We know they're a very good team. Our aim was to come
out here and get a goal and we've done that tonight. We still have the second
leg to play back home, so we have to take that back home and capitalise on that
and make sure we build on that."For
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