Barcelona’s coach, Pep Guardiola, acknowledged that his team are facing a tough challenge this Tuesday as they try to overcome Chelsea’s challenge at Camp Nou, chasing on the 1-0 aggregate that the Blues’ had in the first meeting.
However, Guardiola has a full confidence over his players ability, believing that they will show up in the second leg despite suffering from a rather bad weekend after the home defeat against Real Madrid.
Despite haven’t really been at their best especially in front of goal in their last two games, Guardiola still have the utmost faith on his boys that they will pull off their usual brilliance against Chelsea this Tuesday. However, the Spaniard tactician does urged that his players must improve their finishing if they want overturn the first leg result, as he believes that creating goal scoring chances might be more difficult considering the Blues’ current advantage.
I’ve always taken on this challenge with optimism because of the faith I have in this team. They are great, unique, and they will always be in our memories and tomorrow, they’ll do it again. these players will eliminate Chelsea,” Guardiola explained. “I don’t think we’ll have a lot of chances and we must be ready to convert them when we have them. I have no doubt that with patience and intensity we’ll be able to go through. “
Furthermore, Guardiola also confirmed that although in the last two matches, a similar defensive minded tactic has outdone them, he will not change the way Barcelona approach the second leg match against Chelsea. The Spaniard revealed that as long as he is coaching the Catalan, their basic possession-passing game will continue to be played without any intention in reverting it whoever their oppositions are.
“Our football is peculiar. That’s the way it is, passing the ball is our essence, and that’s how we’ll play while I’m manager. I’m convinced that in time people will see what we were,” Guardiola added.