Willian: We can go there and do well

Willian was the talk of west London last night after his goal, his double post-strike and his overall eye-catching display in the draw with Barcelona.

Afterwards, the Brazilian was clear. With Chelsea having already produced one good team performance against our Round of 16 opponents, albeit one that did not result in a win, the Blues can do it again in the second leg in Spain.

‘In a difficult game we played very well,’ Willian said. ‘We had to stay compact, we had a plan and we did exactly as we expected. They had the ball and we expected to counter-attack, and we could win this game. But we did not and the result is still open, we have to go there and try to win.

‘Barcelona had more possession but they did not create more dangerous chances to score. We can go there and make the game.

‘To play in Camp Nou is totally different and we have go there with the same mentality and try to win the game.

‘We were good, we played very well but we did a mistake and then we suffered a goal but we can go to Barcelona and do a good job again.’

Willian said he was happy with his goal but a little sad about the result, but it must have been a big relief when his outstanding strike in the second half hit the net after two, equally well-hit shots in the first half bounced back off the woodwork.

‘It was one of my best performances here,’ he decided. ‘I almost had a hat-trick! We were a bit unlucky but we must be proud of our performance because we played really well. To play against Barcelona is not easy and now we have to think about the other games.

‘We go there in three weeks’ time and we have difficult games as well in the Premier League. Now we have to think about the games coming and then we have to think about Barcelona.’ 

WILLIAN: We were unlucky