Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has revealed Lionel Messi cried in the dressing room after Chelsea knocked out Barcelona from the Champions League in 2012.
“You might cry during a game if you lose a final,” Sanchez told Sky Sports.
“That’s all part of football. In the Barcelona dressing room after the Chelsea game, I saw Leo [Messi] cry. That’s because players demand so much from themselves. People don’t see that.”
With a 1-0 lead from the first-leg at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea drew 2-2 at Nou Camp despite John Terry receiving an early red card and qualified for the Champions League final.
The Blues went on to win the Champions League after a penalty shootout victory against Bayern Munich in the final.
Will Chelsea make Messi cry again when the Blues meet Barcelona later this month?