The 32-year-old full-back, who has been strongly linked with a move away in recent months, became the first player in Chelsea history to win every major trophy after the Blues beat Palmeiras in the Club World Cup final.
Azpilicueta played a crucial role in the win against Abel Ferreira's side. He performed admirably throughout and absorbed all of the pressure onto himself before Kai Havertz converted the winning spot-kick - as you can see in the clip below.
Here’s the video of Azpilicueta making everyone believe that he was the one taking the pen including us the fans 😂😭— Ansh - CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE ⭐️⭐️ (@KingNgolo) February 13, 2022
Everyone was losing it at this moment but it was a masterstroke 🙌
CAPTAIN. LEADER. LEGEND #Mycaptain #ChelseaFC #CWC #ClubWorldCupfinal pic.twitter.com/KxEnLBSebB
"I think it goes two ways to be honest," Warnock told talkSPORT. "I think Azpilicueta has been a very fortunate lad to be a at a club like Chelsea. I don't think he is a great defender.
"Sometimes in football you need a bit of luck and I think he's had a bit of luck at the right time and in the right place.
"That's what you need in football, you need a bit of luck to be successful."
Here is the full clip of Warnock speaking about Chelsea captain Azpilicueta on talkSPORT below.
👀 “I think Azpilicueta has been a very fortunate lad to be a at a club like #CFC.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 14, 2022
😳 “I don’t think he’s a great defender! Sometimes you need a bit of luck.”
Neil Warnock doesn’t believe Cesar Azpilicueta is a very good defender. 👎 pic.twitter.com/rUPWJRPAs6
In terms of Azpilicueta's future, the 32-year-old defender will undoubtedly go down as a club legend but he could leave Chelsea on a free transfer at the end of the 2021/22 season.
But the Chelsea captain has struggled for regular game time in recent years. His contract comes to an end in June 2022 and according to reports, he will opt for a free transfer rather than a contract extension.
Spanish outlet MARCA claim Barcelona could be a good fit, a club that have reportedly been following his contract situation for a long time.
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