UEFA Champions League

Chelsea transfer target Jonathan David: 'Anything can still happen'

Chelsea transfer target Jonathan David: 'Anything can still happen'

UEFA Champions League
Publish on 02/23 at 03:34 - S. WILLIS


LOSC's Jonathan David believes his side are till in with a chance despite losing 2-0 to Chelsea - the club leading EPL rivals Liverpool and Newcastle to sign the Canada striker - in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

LOSC did manage to create some dangerous moments in their crunch European clash in London on Tuesday, but Jocelyn Gourvennec's men were undone by the clinical opportunism of their hosts, Kai Havertz (08') and Christian Pulisic (63') doing the damage.

'Play with more precision'

"They are the defending champions and quality players; we knew it was going to be a difficult match," said David after the game. "We lacked a bit of quality with the final move, and it cost us. We saw that at the highest level, two mistakes means two goals. We will have to refocus for our upcoming matches. Chelsea are well in place defensively, and we needed to play with more precision in order to create better chances."

LOSC have an important Ligue 1 Uber Eats trip to Lyon - in which a win could see them break into the top half of the table - to deal with on Sunday night, but Gourvennec and his coaching staff will doubtless already be game-planning for when they take on Chelsea once more in the return leg at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on 17 March.

'Anything can still happen'

With a two-goal deficit against the competition's reigning champs, is LOSC's goose cooked? Not according to David, who sits second on the Ligue 1 Uber Eats scorers chart with 12 for the season so far…

"We know that anything can still happen, even though they are a very good team," he declared. "We'll be playing at home in front of our fans, so the tie is still up for grabs."