The Chelsea vice-captain hopes to lift the European trophy as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are injured.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are injured and will not play in the UEFA Europa League Final between their team Chelsea and Arsenal.
And for Blues vice-captain Cesar Azpilicueta, it would be great to lift the trophy for his teammates.
“Yes, it is an extra motivation for us,” Azpilicueta told Goal.
“Both of them were very unfortunate with their injuries. They were both in their best moment of the season, playing regularly and were important for the team.”
“So it was a huge downer for all of us, including them,” he added.
“All of us will take it as an extra motivation to win it for them because they have been very important to get us to Baku.”
“They deserve us to give everything to them. Hopefully, we can do it,” he continued.
“That was my first final with Chelsea when I was 23 years old.”
“The stage is different when you’ve experienced those kinds of games. I’ve got that in my backpack and it will help me hopefully in Baku,” he commented.
“I’ve had a couple of experiences winning trophies, playing in finals, and obviously that helps the other people as well.”
Azpilicueta concluded: “Having a few of us that have played regularly in big games is important to help your team-mates.”
“A couple of players never played in a European final.”
Five hours later, the Blues have arrived in Azerbaijan…
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