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Matic says FA Cup screamer against Tottenham is NOT the best of his career

Date Posted,April 23, 2017

There was no stopping Nemanja Matic’s thunderbolt against Tottenham that sealed Chelsea’s path into the FA Cup final on Saturday.

But the Serbian midfielder has stated that his long range cracker was NOT the best of his career.

Matic’s goal in the 80th minute gave the Blues a two-goal advantage and put the icing on the cake as they knocked Tottenham out of the Cup to seal a return to Wembley for the final in May.

Nemanja Matic scores the fourth Chelsea goal (Photo: Rex Features)

It was one of the goals of the season, but Matic claimed after the match that his worldie was not as good as his strike for Benfica against Porto in a 2-2 draw back in 2013,

“It was a nice goal! But first of all I want to say I am very happy for the team, that we’re going to play in the final.

“Today was hard against a very good team. Congratulations to Spurs, who didn’t give up.

“I am happy for my goal, it was a great goal, but it’s not the best I’ve ever scored. I scored a harder one in a Benfica vs Porto derby… this is perhaps my second best ever!”

Nemanja Matic of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal with team mates (Photo: Richard Heathcote)
Matic in action against Chelsea during his Benfica days (Photo: Warren Little)

Willian had twice given Chelsea the lead from set pieces in the fixture, before first Harry Kane and then Dele Alli equalised for Spurs.

Eden Hazard then put Chelsea in front for the third time with a quarter of an hour remaining before Matic’s pearler sent Blues fans into pandemonium.

Chelsea are now on course for a league and cup double as they sit four points ahead of Tottenham in the Premier League with six games to play, before the showpiece event at Wembley.

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