Nemanja Matic has claimed that his side’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham Hotspur will give them confidence heading into the Premier League title run-in.
Goals from Willian , Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic saw Chelsea beat Spurs 4-2 to reach next month’s final, leaving the Premier League as Tottenham’s only remaining hope of silverware this season.
Matic capped off the scoring with a stunning strike 10 minutes from time at Wembley this evening, but the Serbian also claimed that the goal was not the best he has ever scored.
“It was a nice goal! But first of all I want to say I am very happy for the team, that we’re going to play in the final. Today was hard against a very good team. Congratulations to Spurs, who didn’t give up,” he told BBC Sport.
“I am happy for my goal, it was a great goal, but it’s not the best I’ve ever scored. I scored a harder one in a Benfica vs. Porto derby… this is perhaps my second best ever!
“It’s great when you have a chance to play in this stadium. For our supporters, you can see this is something special. To have a chance to win this trophy is significant for us as players. This result gives us more confidence of course – it’s always good to win. Now we have to recover quickly for the next game on Tuesday.”