Chelsea deserved win – Ivanovic

Branislav Ivanovic claimed Chelsea deserved their Europa League triumph after they defeated Benfica last night.

Chelsea were fortuitous winners in truth, outplayed throughout but able to find crucial goals when it mattered.

“This team deserved this, because we have had a very difficult season and a lot of games,” Ivanovic told ITV.

“In the end, today was a very hard game and Benfica played very well. But we scored from set pieces and work very hard preparing that part of our game. We deserve that trophy.

“It was a great feeling to play a final, another European final for us as a team and a great win for us. Now it is time to celebrate.”

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