We Must Attack In The Second Leg So As To ‘Finish’ The La Liga Champions In Camp Nou – Hazard
Following the outcome of the Champions League round of 16 tie at Stamford Bride on Tuesday, February 20, Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard has stressed emphatically that his side will attack Barcelona in the return leg of the competition at the Camp Nou.
Brazilian star and Chelsea winger Willian gave his side the lead before the goal was eventually canceled by an equalizer from Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi’ equalizer and first goal against the Blues was capitalized on an error that occurred at Chelsea defence from youngster Andreas Christensen which gave the Catalans an important away goal hence, a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, many football fans believe the second leg tie in Camp Nou will not be an easy task for the Premier League giants, and Eden Hazard has provided the Blues’ plan for the return leg.
“At least we won’t be able to think defensively in the second leg because if we think defensively over there we will be in a lot of danger,” Hazard told the Belgian press.
“We will go there trying to win because we have to score and we will try for the perfect game as we did today except for the small error that we made.
“That’s what made the difference because you’re up against Barcelona. Against other teams, perhaps you get away without letting in a goal.
“We played well. We had a plan to defend well but perhaps we could have done more with the ball when we had it.
“But it’s not over. We can still dream. Qualification is still possible,” Hazard told the Belgian Press.
Hazard was also pleased with the way Chelsea managed to silence Barca’s magician Lionel Messi for much of the game despite allowing him to score a late equalizer.
The Belgian star said, “We contained him well today. When he’s outside the box he’s less dangerous than in it.”
“He had one touch in the box today and he scored. That’s the difference he makes,” he added.
In previous development, Nigerian News had reported that Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says the threat Chelsea poses is not over yet.
Ahmed Musa Wishes The Super Eagles Ahead 2019 AFCON In Egypt
As the super eagles are preparing to go to Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nation, AFCON 2019 that would be kicking off on the 21st of June, 2019. The super eagle forward, Ahmed Musa offers his wish, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The forward said that he wishes for all the super eagle’s player not to suffer an injury at the tournament.
He noted that the fitness of the player should be the paramount thing now ahead of the AFCON 2019, in which the super eagle would be playing against Burundi, the second day of the opening match.
Ahmed Musa is quoted saying that:
“It’s flattering to be appreciated for what you have done with your club before a major tournament like this (AFCON),” Musa told allnigeriasoccer.com.
“Now we are going for the Nations Cup and our prayer and expectations should be to be injury free.
“The players have worked hard to qualify the team for the Nations Cup so we hope that no one suffers any injury.”
Ndidi reacts to his speculated move to Manchester United
Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has said he is ‘flattered’ by the transfer speculation linking him with a summer move to Manchester United.
Ndidi who has been a top rated midfielder ranked as one of the best midfielders in the recently concluded Premiership season.
The Super Eagles midfielder’s consistent performances have seen him linked with a number of high profile moves this summer, with the likes of Man-U, Arsenal and Liverpool all reportedly interested in having him in their pay roll.
The 22-year-old is with the Nigerian national team in Egypt where the African Nations Cup (AFCON) is taking place.
Ndid who was voted behind Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil as one of the best midfielders with pass accuracy has been linked with a move away from Leicester in the coming weeks following a sensational season at the King Power Stadium.
He was an ever-present for the Foxes in the Premier League during the previous campaign with his combative midfield performances drawing plenty of praise from supporters and pundits alike.
Reacting to the rumours, Ndidi said his attention is on the African Mundial.
“I am flattered when hearing such a thing.
“I am focusing on AFCON with Nigeria now, and then pre-season with Leicester City. We have a great manager with ambition to compete with big clubs in the Premier League,” he told Goal.com.
Despite having what seemed to be an easy group in the competition, Ndidi warned that Nigeria could be shocked at the tournament as there are no minnows again in football.
Nigeria will begin their campaign with first-timer, Burundi.
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