CONTE REVEALS WHAT CHELSEA MUST DO TO PROGRESS TO THE LAST EIGHT OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Chelsea must pay great attention, be compact and willing to suffer if we are to progress to the last eight of the Champions League on Wednesday.

“Barcelona try to dominate the game, have a lot of possession and try to get players between the lines and go straight towards the goal. We must pay great attention, be compact and suffer,” Conte said.

“Without the ball, you suffer. You have to defend well. When you have the ball, I repeat, we must know very well which is the way to go, to try to score and create chances, in the same way we did at Stamford Bridge.

“In the first leg we played a really good game, almost a perfect game. When you play against Barcelona, a team I consider one of the best in the world, if you want to have a hope to win the game you have to play a perfect game. In the first leg, we did this and when we made a mistake, we paid a lot for it.

“The result gives a greater advantage to Barcelona but at the same time we know very well their philosophy, they want to try to play their football tomorrow, try to score and win the game. We have to try to do our best and we must have the game with great concentration to stay with our heads on the pitch in every moment of the game.

“1-1 means you have to score, you have to win if you go to the next round, or score two goals and draw 2-2. As I said before, we have to stay in the game. We know the difficulty we face tomorrow, but if we want to go to the next round we must stay in every moment of the game.”

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