Di Matteo taking charge of Chelsea final training
at the Nou Camp
Roberto Di Matteo has declared in a press conference in Barcelona that Chelsea are good enough to win the Champions League as he stood on the brink of leading them to arguably the greatest victory in their history.
Barely seven weeks since taking charge and less than seven days after masterminding an astonishing semi-final first-leg win over Barcelona, caretaker Blues boss Di Matteo arrived at the Nou Camp tonight determined to complete the job.
Chelsea have been written off this season and even before that, something that prompted Di Matteo to hit out at their critics after Saturday's Barclays Premier League game at Arsenal.
And he was adamant this evening they have what it takes to end their agonising nine-year wait for Champions League glory since Roman Abramovich bought the club
The former Chelsea player cum coach has been praised and condemned in almost equal measure for placing such an emphasis on defence in Wednesday's night's 1-0 first-leg win and he defended those tactics again tonight.