December 9 2013 Latest news:
Friday, May 11, 2012
The interim head coach issued a rallying cry to his players
Roberto Di Matteo has told his Chelsea players that if they can beat Barcelona then they can beat anyone.
The Blues are underdogs going into the game, like they were in the second leg against Napoli and for the semi final against Barcelona.
But Di Matteo insisted last night Chelsea had nothing to fear, having already dumped out what some had hailed as the greatest club side of all time.
“If you manage to go through two legs against Barcelona, I think then you can beat anybody in European football,” Di Matteo said.
“They’re supposed to be the best team and I think we have a fantastic group of players with tremendous quality and belief.
“The confidence is very high. The spirit is very high.”
Chelsea must win the Champions League after being guaranteed finishing sixth in the Barclays Premier League ahead of Sunday’s final game of the season against Blackburn.