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Chelsea defender Fofana reacts to Champions League loss to Real Madrid.

The Blues fell to a 2-0 defeat at Madrid, thanks to goals from striker Benzema and midfielder Asensio.

Central defender Wesley Fofana says Chelsea’s 2-0 loss to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night was “difficult to take” but insists that the Champions League quarter-final tie against the LaLiga giants is not over.

Karim Benzema's first-half tap-in handed Los Blancos the perfect start to the game and after left-back Ben Chilwell was shown a straight red card in the 59th minute for his foul on Rodrygo, the hosts doubled their lead through substitute Marco Asensio.

Chelsea had their own chances but failed to convert them, with Thibaut Courtois forced to make crucial saves that prevented Raheem Sterling and Joao Felix from ending the Premier League side's four-game goalless run.

However, the 22-year-old Fofana, who joined the West London Blues from Leicester City last summer, said they have all to play for in the second leg next week at Stamford Bridge.

'Stamford Bridge is our home'

Fofana said as quoted: ‘It is difficult to take because we lost a player, conceded one goal in each half. Of course, it is always disappointing to concede two goals.

‘The current situation is difficult for everybody, but next week we’re playing the second leg at home which is good. We’re at Stamford Bridge which is our home and an amazing stadium. It is only 2-0, and it is all to play for.’

When asked what interim boss Frank Lampard said prior to the match in Spain, Fofana replied: ‘He said play for the club, the badge, and for Chelsea. We will prepare for the next game. We lost tonight but when you see the game it is ok, as 2-0 isn't the worst.

'There are positives to take. It is hard for everybody as one coach comes in, he leaves and then another coach arrives.

‘Every player is focused on winning games. we are Chelsea, a big club.

‘It is important to try our best for everyone to win more games. it is complicated, of course, the Champions League is the biggest competition and we will still try to win it.’

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