Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta is refusing to get too far ahead of himself after helping the Blues defeat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday evening. Although the Blues have a crucial one-goal advantage ahead of the second-leg at Stamford Bridge next month, Azpilicueta is remaining focused on the task that lies ahead, insisting there “is still a lot to do.”
Caesar Azpilicueta said: “That was obviously a tight game, there were not a lot of chances. We knew we had to make the most of them because they are very solid, they defend together, it is not easy. We had to defend together as a team and we did a solid team performance, but there is still a lot to do. They are a solid team. We know that they have quality players, that they can make a lot of chances with different solutions and when it is a Champions League last 16 we know that every chance is very important.”
Whilst the Blues dominated proceedings against Atletico, the tie, according to Azpilicueta is far from over, with the Spaniard remaining adamant that a lot of work is still to be done if they are to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.
Caesar Azpilicueta added: “Now we have it in our sights but there is still a lot to do and we fully believe that we are very capable of doing a good match again in the second leg. We play every game to win. We scored one away goal and it is important, we won, we didn’t concede any chances or goals. We’ve played the first leg and it’s a positive result, but we know there is lots to do and we work to improve and go through.”
Donate to Premier League Museum
/ 15 hours ago
#PLStories – #TomasSoucek reveals lonely experience of settling in English Weather issues as part of Loneliness Awareness Week #WHUFC
West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek has spoken about the difficulties he faced settling into...
/ 17 hours ago
#PLStories – #StuartArmstrong reveals his confidence about prospects of #Scotland in #Euro2021 #SaintsFC
STUART Armstrong believes Scotland are "steadily getting better" and insists "it's all to play...
/ 18 hours ago
#PLStories – #TyroneMings agrees with #JoseMourinho about training facilities at Tottenham stadium #THFC
Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings has joined Jose Mourinho in praising Tottenham’s training ground. The...
/ 18 hours ago
#PLStories – #IlkayGundogan reveals #CaglarSoyuncu was popular transfer for Manchester City #MCFC #LCFC
Both Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu, who...
/ 2 days ago
Kieran Trippier has hinted England could make changes for their final Euro 2020 group...
Leaderboard is empty