08 Aug Chelsea cannot hand over on Champions League
Callum Hudson-Odoi has stated Chelsea can not hand over on their Champions League last-16 tie towards Bayern Munich regardless of dealing with the daunting process of overturning a 3-Zero first leg deficit.
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The Blues face the Bundesliga champions on the Allianz Area on Saturday and are aiming to grow to be the primary team within the competitors’s historical past to win a knockout tie after shedding the primary recreation at dwelling by a three-goal margin.
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“I believe we’ll strategy it the identical manner as another recreation. For me, each recreation, you possibly can’t really feel nervous or anxious, you’ve got to be optimistic and really feel assured in each recreation you go and play in,” Hudson-Odoi informed Football4cast through the launch of Adidas’ new X20 Ghost.
“For me, it’s a factor the place we need to win the sport. Even when we do not undergo, we need to win the sport. We’ll strive our greatest to undergo, we’ll give our all but when we do not undergo, we need to win the sport at the least.
“It’s a bizarre time to go and play Bayern, on a Saturday, in a really bizarre unusual time, however on the finish of the day, we have got to remain centered, be optimistic and hopefully go on the market and get the proper end result.”
Bayern cruised to the Bundesliga title and have received 21 of their 22 matches within the calendar yr up to now, together with all 11 aggressive video games since German football resumed in mid-Could.
Chelsea’s process is made even tougher by accidents to Christian Pulisic, Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta whereas Jorginho and Marcos Alonso are each suspended.
Chelsea, who beat Bayern in the identical stadium eight years in the past to win their solely Champions League title, have already certified for subsequent season’s competitors by securing a fourth-place end within the Premier League, previous to shedding the FA Cup Last to Arsenal.
After a season which started with the departure of Eden Hazard to Actual Madrid, Frank Lampard’s appointment as head coach and a FIFA transfer ban stopping them from signing any gamers till partially successful an enchantment in January, Hudson-Odoi stated his team-mates have already silenced their critics it doesn’t matter what occurs in Munich.
“There have been lots of people doubting us pondering we weren’t going to get high 4 or it wasn’t going to be the identical when Eden left or with a brand new supervisor… I believe we proved lots of people unsuitable,” he added.
“We have come out this season and carried out rather well, acquired high 4, we labored actually laborious, have been unfortunate to not get third within the Premier League and we’re within the round-of-16 within the Champions League so I believe we have carried out properly. We ought to be happy with us as a team and hopefully go subsequent season even stronger and higher.”