Chelsea were seconds and one VAR call away from a historical win over Ajax last night at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues found themselves 4-1 down early in the second half and had a mountain to climb. Ajax had two players sent off and having clawed it back to 4-4, Chelsea really should have gone on to take all three points and put them in a more comfortable position in Group H.
They’re now level on points with Ajax and Valencia, and have a trip to Spain to come next.
It remains an edgy group and Chelsea will need to put maximum effort in if they are to qualify for the knock out stages of the Champions League.
One player who put his all into it again once again last night was The Blues vice-captain Jorginho. He has been explaining to the Chelsea website that although he enjoyed the game, he feels there were things he and his team mates should have done to win it.
“It was an unbelievable game and I think everyone who watched enjoyed it.
“4-1, two red cards, then 4-4, 5-4 and then VAR says no goal! It was so crazy but this is football and it was amazing for that.
“It was a good result for us in the end but we are a bit disappointed we didn’t win because we could have done, especially with two players more.
“We should be more calm when we were at 4-4 with two men more because we could find some more spaces if we were calmer and more comfortable on the ball, not trying to score again straight away.
“We can keep improving from this game, we will try different things in the next game and we can still go through. Our mentality is to win every single game.
“I don’t think we can play to draw so we have to believe in every game.
“We always felt there was a way back and the manager told us never to give up because we have a great spirit and we showed that, which is so important for us as a group.
“That was the most important thing, that we didn’t give up, because when we were 4-1 down it was hard to believe.
“Everyone should be a leader because we can help each other and it’s so important for us to do that.”