Pep Guardiola: Chelsea is favorites now
Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola conceded that Chelsea turn out to be favorites to make it to the Champions League final after the 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. The former Barcelona player conceded that his side may have a difficult job forward in the return leg at Nou Camp after the result. One-nil is an extremely sound result for them. They are the favorites. He moreover turned down to criticize the hosts for wasting a lot of the game on the back foot while Barcelona had a substantial twenty four tries on goal. It’s football. “It’s not an issue regarding fair or unfair. Well done to Chelsea. We’d win every game when it all was regarding control of the ball since our average is much more than our rivals. However the most challenging point in this particular game is placing the ball in the net, and that’s exactly what we couldn’t do that evening.
We need to concentrate on the next game now and try to produce the identical number of chances. It won’t be straightforward. They will have ten guys behind the ball, off course they will defend, they are tougher than us, they run, and they jump greater than us. However we need to try to seize the game in check and find out an approach of scoring the goals. Barcelona’s dilemma is the fact that they have got an energy-sapping La Liga confrontation with Real Madrid on Saturday evening since they bid to hang on to the domestic crown they have got worn for 3 seasons. Just champions are appreciated. Nevertheless my feeling is that often being here has already been successful. This season continues to be quite difficult. We’ve needed some set-backs, but we’ve challenged them with good dignity and support. We’ll find out if we are in a position to claim a title; however we actually have accomplished a lot. The 2nd leg is going to be played at Barcelona on 24th April.