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Champions League: Chelsea coach, Tuchel Speaks On Return Match Against Madrid


Champions League: Chelsea coach, Tuchel Speaks On Return Match Against Madrid

Chelsea will on Tuesday night seek to overturn a two-goal deficit against Real Madrid to stand a chance to go through to semifinals of the Champions League.

Chelsea had lost 1-3 at Stamford Bridge through Karim Benzema’s brilliant hat-trick in the first leg.

Recall both sides met in the semi-final stage last season and Tuchel’s boys won and went on to lift the Cup.

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Speaking in a pre-game presser, Tuchel said “We need nothing else than a fantastic script if we want to be able to overcome this task that is incredibly high”,

“The challenge is incredibly high given the circumstances of the first leg, and where we play [now], and against who we play and at what stage we play this kind of match.

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“It is always allowed to dream. Sometimes it is important to imagine things, to dream about it, but it will not shift the focus from the fact that we need to deliver and we need to be ready tomorrow.

“We will support our team and we will try hard.”

Chelsea is expected to go into the match in high spirit after they bounce back over the weekend, putting six goals past Southampton.

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Meanwhue, Tuchel has confirmed that Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ross Barkley will not be available for the match.

The skipper is fine to return to the squad following several negative tests for Covid-19 but Belgian striker Lukaku will stay behind for treatment on a sore achilles

Real is expected to have key players available for the game.

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