Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta says he’s confident the Blues will defeat Liverpool in today’s FA Cup final.
He said the Carabao Cup disappointment will serve as fuel when Chelsea faces Liverpool in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Thomas Tuchel’s side and the Reds met in the Carabao Cup final earlier in the season, with the Blues losing out 11-10 on penalties at Wembley.
Chelsea could not make it to the Champions League final and have also no hope of winning the Premier League this season but could claim the FA Cup, being their last chance to pick up a domestic trophy before the end of the campaign.
The west London side has already won the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup, this season.
Azpilicueta is determined to see Chelsea come out on top against Jurgen Klopp’s team.
He told talkSPORT “When you lose you want to get back and have the chance to win.
“It’s true that it’s the same opposition, it’s Liverpool again and when you arrive in the final there are two teams and you want to be on the winning side. You want to win it
He is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right-back or centre-back Premier League club Chelsea and the Spain national team.
A youth product of Osasuna, Azpilicueta spent three seasons in La Liga before switching to Marseille, winning four major honours with the French club. In the summer of 2012, he moved to Chelsea, winning the Europa League in his first season and a domestic double two years later. He has made over 450 appearances for Chelsea and is currently seventh on their list of all-time appearances; Petr Čech is the only non-English person to have played more times for the club. He captained Chelsea to win the Europa League in 2019, the Champions League in 2021 and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021.
Azpilicueta earned 55 caps for Spain at youth level in all age groups, and represented the under-21s in two European Championships, winning the 2011 edition. He made his first appearance with the full side in 2013 and was selected for two World Cups as well as Euro 2016 and Euro 2020.