Atlético Madrid defender João Miranda disappointed with Chelsea result
Atlético Madrid defender João Miranda has admitted he is disappointed with Tuesday’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
In a tense contest at the Vicente Calderón, Atlético struggled to create many clear openings.
With Chelsea preferring to sit deep, it was always going to be difficult for the Spanish outfit and Miranda believes they suffered for not scoring an early goal.
“Tonight's result is a pity.” he told UEFA.com. “I think if we had scored an early goal the game would have been completely different.
“Chelsea have a solid defence and worked hard for their draw. They are strong at the back and have big defenders who were excellent today.”