Unai Emery was quick to congratulate Chelsea after they crushed Arsenal’s Europa League dreams witha 4-1 win in the final in Baku.
The Spaniard acknowledged that Olivier Giroud’s goal four minutes after the break proved to be a turning point after his side had played a solid first half.
Facing the BT Sport cameras, he said: “First, congratulations to Chelsea. In the first half we worked and played with a good challenge and to take a good result.
“We got in the box with some options, some chances to score. The match was going as we thought. In the second half, Giroud’s goal changed all.
“After, we tried to keep in the match, finding one goal, but the second goal was difficult for us.
“I think the second half, things were going better for them and also, when we wanted to do something, we didn’t find the efficiency to score.
“The result is like that. They deserved to win. We deserved maybe something more, but we didn’t do it.”