pic.twitter.com/Rjk41nn6J1 — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 21, 2018"You have to have a lot of personality to play against this team which has 70% of the ball. We have to go there to attack and score because 90 minutes defending at the Nou Camp is an eternity, it is a suicide mission. "We have to play our game."
Chelsea have knocked Barca out twice in the knockout stage - most recently in the semi-final in 2012 when they won 1-0 at home before drawing 2-2 in Spain.
Willian was on ? against Barcelona...— Goal (@goal) February 21, 2018
Antonio Conte has urged the Brazilian to build on his superb display ahead of crucial games against Man Utd and Man City. ? pic.twitter.com/U0M3mU33T9
https://t.co/A8rSAHdluN pic.twitter.com/wrLk490WwS — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 21, 2018A similar result in the return leg would put them through and Eden Hazard said they must be positive. "At least we won't be able to think defensively about the second leg because if we think defensively over there we would be in a lot of danger," Hazard said. "We will go there trying to win because we have to score and we will try to pull off the perfect game as we did [Tuesday] except for the small mistake that we made," added the Belgian.
"It's very difficult to tell one or another player, but I think Christensen played a top game." Barca striker Luis Suarez, kept quiet for most of the night, said that moment could prove crucial. "The goal will give us a huge advantage in the second leg and allow us to have more space in the Nou Camp," he said. "Our virtue is that we are stronger at home. That's why it was so important to score. Now they are obliged to go looking for a goal at the Nou Camp and we'll have more space."
“It won't be easy.”Antonio Conte is well aware of the difficulty of Chelsea's task to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, but he has urged his players to do “something incredible” when they travel to Barcelona. ? pic.twitter.com/7jqNBfwIFT — Goal UK (@GoalUK) February 21, 2018