"This is a question for the coach of the national teams, not for me", Conte said when asked whether Cahill's and Morata's omissions placed doubt over their involvement in the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. To try to go to the next round and to reach the semi-final in the FA Cup it won't be easy. It won't be easy. He said: They scored off our mistakes, I think apart from that we played well, defended well, hit the crossbar twice today, think that's a bit unlucky but mostly our individual mistakes cost us.
"Then to try to do our best also in the league, to find a place in the Champions League". I think we showed great character in both games.
After Barca's 3-0 win over the Blues in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, Conte was seen whispering in the Argentine's ear as they left the field.
"He started to play with Barcelona and for sure he will finish his career in Barcelona. But we played strong as a team", Messi said. "This must be our target".
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"I don't think we deserve to be out, but individual mistakes cost us in both legs", the Belgium worldwide told BT Sport.
"Every competition is important for us".
While Courtois did not take full blame for the result, he said he should have done better to stop Messi's opening goal, which came just 128 seconds into the game.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his side needed a ideal display to progress but they started disastrously at a packed Nou Camp when Luis Suarez teed up Messi, who squeezed a low strike through the legs of Courtois from a tight angle.
"It's hard [to respond to the Barca defeat] but it's football". "It was a pity to go out, especially after two good performances against Barcelona".