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Mikel disappointed after Chelsea loss to PSG

17 February 2016, 12:23Israel Ojoko

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.

Also read: Mikel warns PSG ahead of UCL clash

"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 minutes later.

"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."

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