UCL: Conte Unsure About Chelsea’s Chances
Chelsea’s manager, Antonio Conte, may have succumbed to defeat even before the kick off between the West-London team and Barcelona. The Italian said his side doesn’t have the same experience as the Juventus side that defeated Tottenham 1-2 at the Wembley stadium last week. Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by their Spanish visitors in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, and will be on a mission to advance to the next stage at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.
“Don’t forget you are talking about a team with many players with great experience.
“We don’t have this experience and you have to build this experience over the years. Juventus showed great resilience, they suffered a lot and in the right mind they killed Tottenham.
“But I repeat: in the team there are many players with great experience and many players who won the Champions League in the past or played in a final of the Champions League.
“Experience is always important. This Chelsea team has not got great experience, not many players with great experience, because this team lost a lot of old players with great experience.
“Now we have many players who need experience. Andreas Christensen, TiemoueBakayoko. We have to work as a team and try to be ready.
“We must be prepared to suffer in this type of game, because when you play against this type of team, one of the best teams in the world, you must be prepared to suffer. It won’t be easy,” Conte said.