The Champions league is about to heat up with Chelsea poised to clash with Spanish football giant, Barcelona.
Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has reacted to the Champions League round-of-16 draw that pit the Blues against the Barcelona. Chelsea were drawn alongside the leaders of La Liga when the draw for the last 16 took place in Nyon on Monday.
Conte said in his press conference on Tuesday ahead of the Premier League clash against Huddersfield Town, “Our reaction must be positive.
“As we know very well, when you are in this stage you must be ready to face every team. In this case we must be ready to face Barcelona.
“When you play Barcelona, you must put in 120 per cent at home and away if you want to hope to go to the next round.
“The past is the past. Now it’s the present, another story. It’s totally different.
“I think this type of game is a good chance for every player to show the right value. Every player has to play in the right way.
“I think our priority must be the league, must be to try to stay up and try to fight for a Champions League place. That must be our priority in this moment.
“Then when it will be the moment to play against Barcelona we will start to think of the game against Barcelona.
“We must be very realistic to understand that this league is very dangerous. We have to go game by game.”