'I think we can do something special' says Chelsea winger Willian ahead of the Champions League tie against Barcelona at Camp Nou

15 March 2018, 12:29 AM
Chelsea will take on Barcelona in the second leg of Champions League Round of 16. (Image Source: PTI)
Chelsea will take on Barcelona in the second leg of Champions League Round of 16. (Image Source: PTI)

Chelsea winger Willian has voiced his opinions ahead of the Do-or-Die second leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie against Barcelona at Camp Nou.

While attending a press conference the Brazilian said, "In the Camp Nou you have to play the perfect match".

The tricky winger scored the sole goal for Chelsea in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, although it was later cancelled out by Barcelona’s main man Lionel Messi, which gave them an away goal and little bit of advantage ahead of the return leg in Spain. But, Willian has warned Barcelona that Chelsea can progress to the quarter finals if they play with the same intensity like they did in the first leg.

While talking to Chelsea's official website, he stated, "Playing against Barcelona is never easy. The pitch there is big and we expect a difficult game but I think if we play the same way as we did in the game at Stamford Bridge we can go through."

"We have to stay compact and fight together without the ball because Barcelona, in every game, have a lot of possession” he added further.

"In this game, when we have the ball we have to be more clinical. We can't afford to make any mistakes with our final pass and we have to be decisive in front of goal by shooting or doing what we want to do. If we go into the game with this mentality I think we can do something special."

Meanwhile for Barcelona, midfield maestro Andres Iniesta will be back, after being declared fit after a hamstring strain. Although Yerry Mina, Denis Suarez and Nelson Semedo are ruled out and new signing Phillipe Coutinho is cup-tied after having played the in group stage for Liverpool.

First Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:54 PM
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