Djordje Petrovic was left feeling 'disappointed' after the Blues suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

The Serbian shot-stopper played an important role throughout the contest, helping to keep the current FA Cup holders at bay alongside a sturdy defensive line. It created opportunities for the attacking talent to break Man City down with Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson going close to achieving that feat.

Unfortunately, City would break the deadlock six minutes from time as Bernardo Silva won the game for the Citizens despite an honourable display from the Blues. Speaking after the cup tie, Petrovic explained that, although we suffered a defeat, the disappointment will help fuel the side in the long run.

‘It’s a good experience for everyone and we will definitely learn a lot from this opportunity,’ he began.

‘The feeling and experience is the same that we had against Liverpool [in the Carabao Cup final]. Just like last time we had a good game offensively and defensively, and we felt something.

‘If you look at the age of Manchester City, how many times they have played at Wembley? But I don’t want to say that is the reason why we have lost today because we had chances to score and kill the game.

‘Maybe it was a penalty, maybe not – the referee said it wasn’t – but I think it was a good experience for us and we are disappointed after this type of game.’

The goalkeeper was also keen to point out that with plenty still left to play for in the league, the squad will have to dust themselves off ahead of Arsenal on Tuesday night.

‘We are sad and disappointed but tomorrow we will prepare ourselves for recovery and then Arsenal,’ Petrovic continued.

‘Tuesday is a big game and after that we have Aston Villa, West Ham and Tottenham – they’re all tough games. We need to focus on that. For now, we are disappointed and sad, but tomorrow we will get the motivation. We will continue because we still have chances in the Premier League to reach Europe.’

Petrovic finished with a message of gratitude to the supporters with the Blues’ fans bringing an ‘amazing’ atmosphere to Wembley Stadium.

‘Today our fans were amazing and the atmosphere was amazing,’ he added.

‘It was like a final. In this game, I can compare it to the final against Liverpool – it had that feeling. The support from our fans is very important for us and they were amazing today, and the last game against Everton. I’m sure they will continue to support us.’