It was put to the defender that all the post-match talk would be of our recent results at the national stadium after the defeat, so what did he think?
“Just watch the game and then you will see it’s not about Wembley,” he said.
He had a point as well. We dominated for long periods, had 67.5% possession and 18 shots to Chelsea’s nine. However, two of those shots hit the net as Marcos Alonso curled home a free-kick in the first half and after we’d finally found the equaliser our play deserved, the same player fired home the winner with two minutes left.
“It’s so clear that we deserved to win this game,” added Jan. “We dominated for at least 80 minutes. We felt so strong and even at half-time, we weren’t nervous, we said ‘we’re going to win, we’re going to turn it around’ and we felt so much stronger.
“We had to wait for that equalising goal and when it came you expected at least a draw and in my opinion, to even win it.”