The Blues boss encourages his players to embrace their ‘big challenge’ against Real Madrid.
will play againstReal Madrid
in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie on Tuesday.
’s side eliminatedPorto
in the quarter-finals and they are only one step away from reaching the Istanbul final. The Blues’ squad is packed with academy players and new signings, but the German boss says his players must enjoy their challenge against the experienced Spanish side.
"Zidane has an incredible record, especially in the Champions League, which he won three times in a row which is pretty much impossible to do,"
Tuchel told reporters.
"We arrived in the semi-final and on the highest level, we will play Real Madrid and it cannot be harder.
"That's because they are the most experienced team in this competition. They will play these games with full confidence and awareness. They are on a very good run at the moment. Sixteen or so games unbeaten. I am sure we will arrive with confidence and true inner belief.”
Chelsea sit fourth in the Premier League with 58 points from their 33 matches. Tuchel’s side are also set to play againstLeicester City
in the FA Cup final on May 15.
"We have now crucial matches in the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League after performing and getting good results. I hope we can play adventurous football. We can play aggressive and intense football. We will fight them hard and let's see who gets the win out of these two games.
"It's a big challenge and after it, we will be smarter and better. This will be a huge experience together. We are very happy to arrive at this level. This is what you dream of as a little boy, to play international games against Real Madrid, there's no doubt about it."
After their match against Real Madrid, Chelsea will play their next Premier League match againstFulham
on May 1.
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