Tuesday March 13 2012
Cech: 'Napoli a final for Chelsea'

Petr Cech insists it will be “a small final” for Chelsea tomorrow. “Our mood has been good and I believe it will show against Napoli.”

The goalkeeper wrote on his official website as they try to overturn a 3-1 first leg Champions League deficit.

“To win 2-0 is not impossible,” wrote Cech. “This is going to be a small final for us. We are two goals behind and have to try to erase the deficit as soon as possible.

“We know that the 2-0 scoreline sees us through and if we concede we will have to score at least three to get it at least into extra time.

“It is obvious that Napoli have a better starting position. Our aim is clear - to score the opening goal as early as possible and chase the win right from the kick-off. They are surely going to be defensive and rely on counter attacking, which suits them best.”

Andre Villas-Boas was on the bench when Chelsea lost at the San Paolo, but tomorrow it’ll be Roberto Di Matteo at the helm.

“We were under pressure and managed to get back going. Our mood has been good and I believe it will show against Napoli. Everyone knows what is at stake. We would surely like to keep the English flag flying in this competition.”

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