Victorious Chelsea stars return to Cobham training ground with the Champions League trophy – as captain Cesar Azpilicueta keeps a close hold of the famous silverware just hours after eating breakfast at the table with it
- Skipper Azpilicueta and striker Olivier Giroud ate breakfast with the trophy
- The Blues won their second Champions League title in Porto on Saturday night
- Thomas Tuchel’s side edged past Manchester City 1-0 at the Estadio do Dragao
- And the players have now returned to Cobham bearing the fruit of their labours
Chelsea’s victorious players have returned to Cobham with the Champions League trophy after winning their second European title on Saturday.
The Blues overcame Manchester City 1-0 at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto on Saturday night thanks to Kai Havertz’ calmly taken first-half goal.
Celebrations went on long into the night, with manager Thomas Tuchel partying with players until the early hours and champagne flowing to celebrate the club’s second Champions League title.
Chelsea have returned to their Cobham training ground with the Champions League trophy
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta (above) disembarked the team bus with the cup in Cobham, Surrey
The Spanish defender paraded around the training facilities with the silverware and his medal
And captain Cesar Azpilicueta was keeping a close eye on the famous trophy upon their return to the club’s training facilities in Cobham, Surrey.
The Spanish defender disembarked the team bus proudly cradling the weighty silver cup, and paraded throughout the grounds with it on his head, still wearing his medal from the final, before the entire squad gathered around the trophy for a photo.
Blues skipper Azpilicueta and striker Olivier Giroud had previously kept a very close eye on it after lifting it in Portugal at the weekend.
Olivier Giroud and Cesar Azpilicueta have been making the most of Chelsea’s new silverware
Azpilicueta (pictured above) was sat next to the iconic trophy for his morning coffee in Porto
He and French striker Giroud kept it close at hand while they ate breakfast on Sunday morning, with Azpilicueta sat alongside it for his morning coffee and keeping it in the adjacent seat for the flight back to London.
The duo did have to part ways with the trophy momentarily as the cup was passed through an airport scanner on their way home.
The trophy, which was referred to as ‘special baggage’, was given the once-over before being returned to its rightful owners.
The Champions League trophy was also kept ‘safe’ on the plane as it made its way to England
The trophy was given a strict examination by airport scanner as squad arrive back in London
Azpilicueta said after the match: ‘That’s done, we are very happy, we will celebrate, we are champions of Europe again after nine years, second time in our history.
‘I’m pleased that I could get my hands on the trophy that I missed before. But that’s gone, we are part of the history of Chelsea and then we will go for the next challenge. ‘I was proud to lead the team out but I wanted to be prouder.
‘Of course to lift the trophy, to lead the team, this club, it’s amazing after nine years to get this chance and thank you to my whole team mates, for the staff, to make this moment possible is incredible. It was very emotional and of course I’m very happy.’
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