Porto manager Julen Lopetegui is convinced that Chelsea’s struggles in the Premier League will not have any impact on their attitude during tomorrow’s match at Stamford Bridge.
The Portuguese team won 2-1 over Chelsea last time when both of the teams met at Estadio do Dragao in September but Porto’s manager is confident that in tomorrow’s game Chelsea will show their character. He insists also that domestic failures won’t affect on Chelsea’s performances in the Champions League.
“They are two very different competitions,”
”Chelsea have one of the best managers in history as well as top players, so we’re not expecting this to be easy at all.”
“It’s strange to arrive at the end of a group with Chelsea not qualified, but it’s a magnificent opportunity to play in a great stadium, and they know we have to win to progress.”
“We would like to make history as Porto have never won in England before. We have to be perfect to do that.”
“The players believe they can win here,”
“They believe in the manager and have confidence. It’s difficult because Porto have never won here but it’s a step we need to take.”
“I think it’s going to be a very different match [to the first meeting in September]. Chelsea will be at their best. It’s a final game, a decisive game for them and us.”