Demba Ba sent Chelsea through to the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday night with his late goal in the 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain as the Blues claimed an away-goal victory.
But the former Newcastle forward hit back at Jose Mourinho's claim that he had a lack of strikers at the club, as Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph reported.
Ba is quoted as saying:
I’m not out for revenge.
Maybe he (Mourinho) doesn’t have strikers to his liking, but I know that we have three great strikers and I think that a lot of clubs would like to have them.
I haven’t been given my chance much this season and I've taken it.
It’s the first time I've wished PSG to lose and it’s me who scores the goal, luckily for Chelsea.
Mourinho believes the victory underlined the "spirit" in his squad, as John Cross of the Daily Mirror reported.
The Chelsea boss is quoted as saying:
Anything can happen. A big opponent is waiting for us in the semi-final, but I think it doesn't matter who. They know we are a team with a special spirit, even if we are not in the maximum of our potential.
We were lucky, because we have the result we fought for.
But, if for some reason we hadn't scored the second, or if they had scored from the last corner in the last moment to send us out, everybody in this club would still have been proud of the boys.
But the win over PSG came at a cost with Mourinho admitting Eden Hazard could be out for two to three weeks with a calf injury, reports David Kent of the Daily Mail.