"It was unbelievable after the game, everyone was shouting, chanting, dancing, celebrating," said André Schürrle as he and Willian took stock of Chelsea FC's comeback.
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Winning their way through to a seventh UEFA Champions League semi-final in 11 seasons sparked scenes of jubilation in the Chelsea FC dressing room, a 2-0 home victory taking them past Paris Saint-Germain on away goals. The strikes came from substitutes André Schürrle and Demba Ba, indicative of the spirit running through José Mourinho's squad according to the German forward. "It doesn't get better than this," added Willian.
André Schürrle, Chelsea striker
That's the way this team is, we need that spirit. No matter whether you are in the starting lineup or playing as a substitute, it's important that we all give everything. It was perfect for me to come on and score and perfect for Demba. I'm very happy for him because he has had some difficult times and he came on to score the winner.
It was unbelievable after the game, everyone was shouting, chanting, dancing, celebrating. After we scored the second goal the manager came and told us we needed to be compact. He was saying tactical things to me. That's José Mourinho for you. In every situation he is thinking how you can win this match. He has never lost a quarter-final and that's why we are very happy to have him on the touchline for us.
Willian, Chelsea midfielder
The whole squad is happy. It was tough but we managed to qualify. We planned well for the game and knew we could score two goals; [José] Mourinho prepared us well. We were determined to defend well and stop them playing in midfield. They have a great team, but we were playing at home and have a strong side.
We were all hugging each other after the game, celebrating and laughing together. It does not get better than this. We knew it would be difficult after the first leg, but with the quality we have, we always believed we could do it.
Oscar, Chelsea midfielder
Paris had the result in their hands but we dug deep and managed to qualify. We will prepare ourselves for the next two games, hoping to reach the final.