MATA: WE CAN DO IT

Posted on: Fri 30 Mar 2012

The Chelsea camp was clear before last night's game in Naples that nothing would be decided by the first leg and afterwards Juan Mata spoke of his optimism Chelsea can turn the tie around at Stamford Bridge.

The Spanish playmaker put the Blues in the lead against the azzurri in Stadio San Paolo before they hit back with three goals to set a tough assignment in three weeks' time. It will need the players and the Chelsea supporters to be on top form on the night but having caused the Serie A side problems throughout the first leg, Mata believes we can do so again.

'A score of 0-1 was excellent for us but we didn't keep it and we knew Napoli is a team with three very fast strikers on the counter attack with a lot of movement,' he said.

'We like to play offensively and we had a lot of chance to score and at the Bridge we have to convert more goals than the first game.

'Napoli is a very strong, very intensive team in their stadium and for sure their supporters help them a lot, but now we have the second game and we are going to put 100 per cent in at the Bridge to win.

'For sure at Stamford Bridge the atmosphere is going to be very intense and full of supporters supporting us. It will be a very difficult game but we will have to give our best.

'I have confidence in this team and we believe in our style of football,' he added. 'We are not dead. It will not be easy for us but I think we can do it.'


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