Atletico Madrid were the ones who were dying to win at Stamford Bridge, hoping that Qarabag would perform a miracle at Roma that would allow the Colchoneros to be in the Champions League knock-out stages, but on the field, Chelsea were by far the better team, despite ‘only’ drawing, 1-1.
When you go through to the next round in this competition, you must be prepared to face the best teams. So we must be ready. This is the best tournament. That’s why you want to go through and try to be a protagonist in this tournament. At the same time, our opponents won’t be happy to play against us, so we’ll see what happens
Antonio Conte told reporters after the game, talking about the upcoming draw (Monday).
I remember during the European Championship in 2016 with the national team we finished first in our group and played against Spain, then Germany and, if we’d beaten Germany, we’d have had to play France. Sometimes it’s not so important to finish first. We reached the next round and we must be happy with this. After a performance like this, the coach must be happy
the Italian said, commenting on Chelsea dropping second in their group, behind Roma. Last, the Blues boss shared some thoughts regarding the English teams’ chances of winning the Champions League title, saying
don’t forget: here the season is very tough. You have to play a lot of games. When you accumulate games, games, games and then you arrive at the final stage, playing in the quarters or the semis, the English teams have a lot of games in their legs. For this reason, it could be problematic to win [the Champions League. But, at the same time, the English teams are very good and have the possibility to win and reach the final of the Champions League. I just ask in what physical condition they would arrive in that last stage?