We deserved to beat Chelsea – Middlesbrough midfielder claims

Middlesbrough star, Isaiah Jones has claimed that his side did well enough to claim the victory against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

The midfielder created the opportunity that led to Hayden Hackney’s 37th-minute goal for Boro, as they picked up a 1-0 advantage on Chelsea ahead of the semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.

Jones said after the game: “Very special. A good performance from the team and solid defensively. We scored a goal but it’s only half-time and we still have to go to their place and get the job done.

“The crowd were our 12th man. We have a lot of belief and we go with a 1-0 lead. We played Aston Villa and only lost in the last five minutes so we have lost to a Premier League team and beaten a Premier League team. Hopefully we can go there and get to Wembley.

“I enjoyed it. I love to test myself, it was a good challenge and I rose to the occasion.”