Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has revealed the reaction of his teammates to their defeat against Barcelona in 2009.
The Blues were one step away from a second successive Champions League final that year.
They, however, came up against one of the best teams of all time – Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona.The two-legged semi final was marred by several controversial refereeing decisions, and Chelsea felt particularly hard done by.
“It was chaos in the tunnel and the dressing room afterwards,” the former Chelsea midfielder told The Athletic.
“Bottles, things flying everywhere. Tables were being smashed. Everyone was shouting and screaming.
“Mind you, one could say that was normal after that Chelsea team lost games!
“I don’t know about now but losing back then was definitely not acceptable at all… but that was a really crazy night.
“[Didier] Drogba lost it on the pitch and then it just carried on from there.”