Chelsea boss wants strong officials in the Champions League

Tue 02 March 2021 | 18:27

Emma Hayes talks about Chelsea’s clash in the Champions League.



Emma Hayes

thinks that Champions League officials must be strong considering the competition’s importance.

"I think it is really important we have strong officials, we know the importance of making sure referees are on top of the game in Europe, it is critical,"

Hayes said in her press conference.

"There are cultural differences in the way we approach our games. They have a passionate manager who has good experience in this competition. I know he will have coached and prepared his team for us and all the threats we can bring.

"I hope the game gets the quality of officials it deserves to make sure that the right things are being done in the game. My players have the discipline that is necessary knowing that these games can be highly emotional. I like to think the level of professionalism and quality is there in our ranks to cope with that.

"I mean it is different than the domestic game, what might not be a foul in the WSL can be a foul in the European game. We need to have officials who have experienced top-level football to ensure it is a competitive game and one that is not disturbed too much by breaks from officials."

And about the Champions League’s pressure she added:

"I think everybody around Europe is probably loving the kind of pressure that's being put on Chelsea and the pressure that is being put on this year for our team and what's expected of them while Manchester City are not being spoken about,"

source: SportMob

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