Barcelona wants to be in the eighth finals of the Champions League against Chelsea in London all strike.
That says Ivan Rakitic, the Croatian midfielder of the Spanish favorite. “We need to start the match with the idea that we can win. Do not wait and rely on the thuisduel. Our starting point is that we are already at Stamford Bridge want to make a difference.”
Rakitic is expected, however, that such a command is simple. “We play in a strong, well-organized opponent. Especially on the midfield it is not easy against Chelsea a preponderance. Barcelona will be at its best should be in order to win. That does not mean that we want to control. It should be able to. Especially in the Champions League, I expect that we ourselves grow.”
Coach Ernesto Valverde fear the opponent under more because of his coach. “Antonio Conte is one of the best trainers in the world, that is something to keep in mind. His cv is extraordinary, not only by the successes at Chelsea, but also for Juventus and the Italian team. Let’s also not forget that we have to deal with the champion of England, and that the teams from the Premier League do particularly well in the Champions League this season.”
Above all, the coach is however happy that it is so far. “We have months to this race looking forward. I think Chelsea also. Let’s make something beautiful.”