Chelsea defender Malang Sarr, who spent last season on loan at FC Porto, believed that Chelsea would win the Champions League last season after the Blues’ clash with the Portuguese side.
Sarr signed on a free transfer last summer but spent the season on loan in Portugal but, has now return to Chelsea for pre-season campaign.
The club got to know him a bit in an interesting interview on their website, and he explains what it was like playing for a team who were beaten by the Blues on their way to lifting the Champions League trophy:
Speaking to the Chelsea website, Sarr opened up on his belief in Chelsea during the Champions League run.
“After the two games, I thought Chelsea were going to win it, for sure.” he said.
Sarr continued: “It is very difficult to play against Porto,
“Teams struggled to match the defensive intensity and stay at the same level. Chelsea were struggling a little, but not as much as the other teams did. They were really solid and they did the job. From then I was sure they would do it.”
The Portuguese side certainly put up an incredibly tough fight – in fact the only game Chelsea lost in the Champions League all season was against Os Dragoes in the second leg to a last minute wondergoal – but it wasn’t enough to knock the Blues out.
Now Sarr gets to come back and show his parent club just what he learned from his season in the Liga NOS.