25 April 2012

Di Matteo: "The important thing is to get to the final and not the rival"

"I am very tired but very happy to see the classification. Barcelona is a fantastic team that does a fantastic football. I am very happy with my group of players to reach the final," he said.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo was pleased after the classification achieved by his team for the final of the Champions League after drawing two goals in the Camp Nou against Barcelona in the semifinals round of the tournament.

"I am very tired but very happy to see the classification. Barcelona is a fantastic team that does a fantastic football. I am very happy with my group of players to reach the final," he said.

Di Matteo said: "Barcelona was obviously the favorite, is a very tough team and we are enormously pleased by the classification."

About their preferences for the final opponent stated that "the important thing is to reach the final, and no matter who play it." The coach added that Chelsea "did not play according to the advantage gained in the first leg. A few days ago was a very different game today. One of the two teams had to reach the final." (via AS)