Chelsea’s Emma Hayes ‘overwhelmed’ after guiding Blues to first Ladies‘s Champions League last
Coach Emma Hayes says she is “overwhelmed” and struggles to precise her pleasure in main Chelsea to their first Ladies‘s Champions League last. The Blues beat Bayern Munich 5-Three on mixture, getting back from 2-1 within the first leg to win 4-1 and attain the ultimate in opposition to Barcelona on Might 16.
“The resilience of this group is unbelievable,” Hayes stated. “After all I need to win the ultimate, however I’ll acknowledge the achievement of creating historical past.” Chelsea attain the ultimate of the ladies‘s Champions League
Relive the motion of Kingsmeadow Late objectives from Pernille Tougher and Fran Kirby noticed Chelsea rise to victory in an thrilling match at Kingsmeadow to make sure they meet Barça in Gothenburg, Sweden.
“We put 1000’s of hours into what we do and I will have a superb night time,” Hayes stated after watching his workforce survive a frenzied end earlier than closing the win in time. “I’m overwhelmed with emotion. I can not describe it. I can hardly let go of the tears. “How do you describe the pleasure you’re feeling for the membership you characterize, for the individuals you characterize? I’m a really motherly determine right here and I’m very pleased for everybody.
“I needed it so badly. It was the longest week on the earth. I needed to do all the pieces I might to maintain my feelings below management, hold coaching usually. I simply needed the sport to return. I am so pleased it was an early begin. “I have been in sufficient video games to know that they’re by no means simple. Truthful play for Bayern, I feel they have been an amazing opponent.”
However Hayes was additionally conscious of the necessity to concentrate on the Chelsea Ladies‘s Tremendous League showdown. Victory within the final two video games of the season in opposition to Tottenham and Studying will assure back-to-back titles and imply Chelsea are nonetheless on observe to win a quadruple, having gained the Continental Cup. Hayes stated: “The most important recreation of our lives is Wednesday night time. I need to win the league. There is no such thing as a celebration. Okay, I am going to have a glass, however my thoughts is on Tottenham.