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.
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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.