Chelsea got what they came for, says Suarez

The 27-year-old was not impressed with the Premier League side's defensive style of play and is confident Atleti can secure progress to the final in the return
Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez has voiced his frustration with Chelsea's negative tactics in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final tie and feels the Premier League giants came to the Vicente Calderon for a draw.

Diego Simeone's men dominated possession in Tuesday's encounter, but failed to break through the Chelsea defence and eventually had to settle for a scoreless draw.

"Chelsea got what they came here for but we still have the return leg. We knew they were going to set themselves out the way they did but in the end we couldn't score a goal," Suarez told the official Uefa website.

"We wanted to win but this game is now behind us. It's a pity. I think we played the game we had to play.

"I'm not sure that they even had a strike on goal. We expected Chelsea to be that way. Our coach told us how the game was going to be and he wasn't wrong. This was a Champions League semi-final and as such, was a very difficult game."

Nevertheless, Suarez remains optimistic about Atletico's chances of reaching the final in Lisbon.

"Just as we would against any other team, however, we are going there to try to win. A goal for us in the return would be worth a lot. We will have our chances and will go for it."