Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his players would have to play a “perfect match” against Barcelona. Both teams meet on Tuesday at the 1/8-finals of the Champions League, the “blue” hosts the first match.
“On the one hand, we know that we are going against one of the best teams in the world who is a favorite to win the tournament, but we are excited to be able to play in such a big game against such a strong team and to judge what is our level with him, “said Conte.
“To beat them, we have to play a perfect game and try to make the best decisions, they are great when they hold the ball but have weaknesses when they do not play with it, we have to use that,” added the Italian specialist.
The two teams last met in the Champions League in 2012, when Chelsea scored a 3: 2 overall. Subsequently, the “blue” triumphed with the trophy.