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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side had been unable to impose themselves on the game after bowing out of the Champions League to Inter at Stamford Bridge.

The Italians bagged a 1-0 win in the second leg to record a 3-1 aggregate win and proceed to the quarter-finals at the expense of the Premier League outfit.

Speaking after the game to Sky Sports, Ancelotti explained how he felt the game had been won and lost.

“We didn't play how we wanted. They put pressure on our midfielders so we had difficulties playing,” he revealed.

“Inter played a very good game, with strong defence and good counter-attack. We didn't play how we wanted.”

The Italian also rued his side’s inability to reproduce their first leg performance and admitted Chelsea had not played as well as they did in the San Siro, adding: “I think that we played better in the first leg, we played better in Milan and now we were not able to repeat the same performance in Milan so Inter deserve to win. Congratulations to Inter.”

Inter now march on to the last eight of the competition where they join the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Lyon, Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow.

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