Loic Remy and Eden Hazard, scorers in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Stoke City, have been reflecting on a hugely important result in our quest to secure the Barclays Premier League title.
Remy was the man responsible the decisive goal after 62 minutes, tapping into an empty net after being teed up by Hazard, and the Frenchman, who also secured the points in our previous game at Hull, felt we were worthy winners.
‘I’m really pleased to have scored the winning goal and I need to thank Eden, who gave me the assist,’
he said. ‘We worked very hard and deserved the win.
After we conceded the goal it was difficult in the second half but the attitude of the team was very good. It was a difficult game against a good team.
‘To stay ahead of the teams behind is a good thing because they are all trying really hard to catch us.
Between now and the end of the season we want to win every game, they are all tough. You have to always fight and I think that’s why we are top of the league, because we never give up.’
Remy started the game up front for the Blues and, with Diego Costa forced out of the action through injury shortly after coming on as a half-time substitute, the likelihood is that he will be heavily involved over the coming weeks.
‘It’s a shame for the team because we all know Diego is a very good player and he’s scored so many goals for us this season,’ said Remy. ‘When I play I just try to do my best and it’s a great opportunity for me to show I can be important for the squad as well.
‘I don’t see it from a personal point of view, we are a team and whoever plays tries to do their best. But, I’m happy to give my team what they expect from me, and I’m a striker so I want to score goals.’
It was Hazard who opened the scoring, tucking away his 17 goal of the season from the penalty spot late in the first half, and the Belgian said our dominance should have led to a bigger winning margin.
‘It’s always difficult when you go away with the national team and come back,’ noted the winger.
‘Stoke are a very good team with some good players.
We did very well, the score was 2-1 but it could have been more, especially in the first half because we created a lot of chances.
‘When we went back in the dressing room at 1-1 it wasn’t good because we’d had a lot of chances and possession but only scored one goal, so there was some frustration.
‘We now have eight games in which to win the title and we want to be at the top of the league at the end of the season.’
Culled from chelseafc.com