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It changes things for us as we have to fly for four hours-Simeone

Monday22 February 2021 | 19:41
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The round of 16 of the Champions League will continue for the next two days, and tomorrow in Bucharest, Chelsea will face Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid seem to be struggling with problems because they took 5 points from their last four games, but on the other hand, the situation is entirely different for Chelsea as the Blues took 13 points from their last five games.

However, due to the Spanish government's travel restrictions for entry from the UK, the game will take place in Bucharest, Romania.

The second leg will take place next month at Stamford Bridge Stadium. The Argentine coach was asked if he thought playing in Bucharest could affect their performance.

Simeone told reporters at his pre-match press conference, as cited by Marca: “

In this world that we live in, we must know that we can enjoy playing football without thinking about the things that we cannot control ourselves

.

“In principle, the club managed several possibilities to play the game and we were in constant contact. Of course, it changes things for us as we have to fly for four hours for the game and Chelsea have to fly six hours.

“We will train on the pitch as if it were our home. And then we will play like this is our home, with all the conditions of a home match.”

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