Chelsea lost to Liverpool in the League Cup final last February and in the FA Cup final yesterday they also lost 6-5 after Azpilicueta and Mason Mount missed two penalty kicks, while substitute Costas Tsimikas scored the decisive penalty kick for Liverpool.
“When the penalty shootout was used to decide the result, we tried to give our best and we were ready for that. Unfortunately, this did not happen again,” Spain’s Azpilicueta said on the Chelsea website.
“I missed my kick too, so it’s not just Mason. We are one team, that’s football. Indeed it hurts sometimes. But we are the first to feel the pain.”
Before the last two rounds of the season, Chelsea occupies third place among the English Premier League teams.
Azpilicueta indicated that his team still has a chance to achieve some positive results if it finishes the season in a strong way at the level of the Premier League.
“We won two titles this season, the Club World Cup and the Super Cup, which is something to appreciate,” Azpilicueta added. “But of course losing here twice is disappointing. Now we have two games and six points to finish third in the league.”