Breakfast for champions! Olivier Giroud and Cesar Azpilicueta dine with the trophy hours after winning the Champions League against Man City … before new silverware gets a strict scrutiny by the airport’s SCANNER when the team returns to London
- Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 to win the Champions League on Saturday
- Giroud and Azpilicueta make the most of Chelsea’s new silverware
- Giroud was pictured having his breakfast with the Champions League trophy
- Azpilicueta sat next to the trophy for his morning coffee in Portugal
Olivier Giroud and Cesar Azpilicueta have lost no time to get acquainted with Chelsea’s new silverware.
The pair was seen dine with the Champions League trophy in Porto after beating Manchester City on Saturday night.
It was German forward Kai Havertz who scored the only goal of the game to give the Blues their second win in the league – having last won the trophy in 2012.
Olivier Giroud and Cesar Azpilicueta make the most of Chelsea’s new silverware
Giroud took to Twitter to share a photo of herself having breakfast next to the Champions League trophy on Sunday morning.
Likewise, Chelsea captain Azpilicueta shared a photo of himself enjoying a cup of coffee with the iconic piece of silverware before returning to England.
Giroud and Azpilicueta, however, had to temporarily say goodbye to the trophy when the cup was passed by an airport scanner on their way home.
Dubbed ‘special baggage’, the trophy was first given before being returned to its rightful owner.
Giroud was photographed with the Champions League trophy after beating City on Saturday
Azpilicueta sat next to the iconic trophy for his morning coffee in Porto
After the game, Azpilicueta said he is watching a prolonged spell of dominance at Chelsea and that the club has silenced their doubters.
The Chelsea captain said: ‘When you play for a club like Chelsea, you always think about the future.
‘We succeeded, we are very happy, we are going to celebrate, we are champions of Europe again after nine years, the second time in our history.
But football is like this: those who go to the euro will have a new challenge ahead, we will be back in the Premier League, we have not ended where we wanted to end and we want to fight for everything.
‘At Chelsea, I have always learned that we go for every game, fight for every trophy and I am happy to get my hands on the trophy that I missed before.
‘But that’s gone, we’re part of Chelsea history and then we’re going for the next challenge.
The trophy received a rigorous scrutiny by the airport scanner when the team returned to London
The Champions League trophy was also kept ‘safe’ on the plane while on its way to England
‘I was proud to lead the team out, but like I said before the game, I wanted to be more proud.
“ Of course to take the trophy, to lead the team, this club, it is great to have this opportunity after nine years and I want to thank all of my teammates for the staff, for making this moment possible is incredible .
‘Emotions that came through were very emotional and of course I am very happy.’