Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has expressed his delight at scoring his 100th Champions League goal, in their 3-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday night.
The LaLiga leaders qualified for the quarter-finals on a 4-1 aggregate.
“I’m happy to have reached 100 goals in such a beautiful competition, but the important thing was to move forward in a difficult match against a team with lots of really good players,” he said in a surprise media appearance with UEFA.
“We managed to score early and this was important.”I’m happy with how it all happened.
“This was a tough match and we were strong as a team.”When we scored the third then the tie was practically ours,” he said.
When told that Antonio Conte had praised him in his press conference, Messi had some words of thanks for the Blues boss.
“I didn’t hear him, but they told me what he said and I thank him for his words.
“I am happy for how this night has ended and for reaching the quarter-finals, which is what we wanted.”