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Koke claims Chelsea will be a close tie

Mon 14 December 2020 | 16:21

Ahead of Atletico’s match against Chelsea in Champions League’s last 16, Roji Blancos’ captain believes the match will be decided by small details.

While both

Chelsea

and

Atletico

are experiencing a comfortable start to their leagues, with Atletico being currently second and Chelsea fifth, they have to replay 2014’s Champions League semi-final as they have drawn each-other for this year’s last 16.

Atletico has more confidence as they were able to eliminate reigning Premier League champions,

Liverpool

, last year with a victory at Anfield, while

Frank Lampard’s

side won’t get down too easy.

Atletico’s captain, who’s on the verge of becoming Roji Blancos’ most capped player in the history, claimed that the match will be decided by small details.

“These qualifying rounds are always the same; it will be decided by the small details. When you have the chances, you try to score them and defend well. Last year against Liverpool it was those details that decided the tie, hopefully it will be the same against Chelsea.

Koke

said, quoted by Marca.

“The past does not count for much. Chelsea are a great team; they have strengthened very well and are playing very offensive football. We have to see how we prepare the games and progress through the tie.

“There is still a long way to go for the tie, but we are very excited, we are having a great season and if we continue with our dynamics, we can make a great role in the Champions League.”

Atletico was able to reach the Champions League’s final the last time two sides confronted in 2014’s semi-finals, they lost the title to their arch-rivals,

Real Madrid,

that year. Both sides have lots of intentions to get further in the tournament as they’ll face each other on the

23

rd

of February

.


source: SportMob

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