Chelsea had 17 shots on goal against Atleti - with Alvaro Morata claiming seven of those - but they only managed a draw at Stamford Bridge, meaning Roma's 1-0 win against Qarabag saw the Italians secure top spot in Group C.
"When you are 30 years old you have at least five more years", said Conte. The first part of the season I made a decision to play nearly every game with [N'Golo] Kante and [Nemanja] Matic but in the second part of the season I think Cesc played a lot of the games.
The draw for the Last 16 will take place next week, with the reigning English champions now able to get Basel, Bayern Munich, Juventus or Real Madrid.
"It was a nice run", he admitted.
'Of course I want to play every game.
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Azpilicueta rarely exhibits signs of fatigue on the pitch, and he would not be drawn on whether he felt that he needed a rest.
"I think that the coach has to make the best decision for the team, I tried to make the best decision, in this season he is playing with regularity, he is performing well and I hope in the future to continue in this way".
"If you see the teams that you could face even being first it's hard, but it's true that being first you play the second leg at home".
"After the performance [against Atletico], I think we deserved to win [the group], but we were not able to do it and now we have to be focused on the draw and who we play", he continued. You have to play a lot of games, but when you arrive at the final stage to play for quarter-finals, semi-finals the English teams have a lot of games in their legs.