Carlo Ancelotti on Copenhagen.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke ahead of tonight's game. Under pressure once again Carlo remained defiant yesterday about his position at the clu...

Carlo Ancelotti spoke ahead of tonight's game. Under pressure once again Carlo remained defiant yesterday about his position at the club and spoke of Copenhagen. He said:
The Champions League is the most important competition, We are involved this season more than in other competition. We need to be focused and try and do everything to our best. We have to go game-by-game and we have to move on from this stage.

It will not be easy. Copenhagen are a very good team with good concentration. We have to play for 90 minutes and prepare for both games. Copenhagen played very well in the group stages. They showed very good organisation, played very good football and they have very good players.

It will be a game with balance. They have strength, power and timing and we are here to play our football and try to do everything to win. I saw Copenhagen play against Barcelona, they are a very good team and they work very hard on the pitch as a team.

They have a fantastic tempo, so we want to have the same, we want to work hard, play our football and show our quality. If you have courage, you can win.

Chelsea will not go out against Copenhagen, Playing this game gives us the right kind of pressure. We have 180 minutes coming up to win this tie. We have to maintain our levels, stay together and work hard together. Maybe this game will be a good moment to get a result and, obviously, keep our season alive. We are out of the FA Cup, and we haven't done well in the Premier League: to win the Champions League will not be easy, but it brings great motivation for all of us.

As for me, I am not here to consider my own position. It is the owner who has to consider my position. I just have to work and try my best. This is football. It is difficult to stay at the top, sometimes you have to manage bad moments.

A lot of times I was able to manage these moments. I want to remind you that in 2007 at Milan it was the same situation. So wait, it is not finished.

It could be the best season we ever have in memory. Maybe it could be the worst. I don't know, but wait, Chelsea has not died, it is still alive.'

It's no secret this is the one Roman wants, Carlo was brought here to win and the one the players want. John Terry said yesterday maybe going out of the FA Cup is a blessing in disguise and I believe it is.

Carlo Ancelotti's focus now is Europe and qualifying for fourth place in the Premier League as a minimum. Tonight will be the start. A chance for us to shake of the cobwebs and to get out there and begin to put things right.

I just hope the players deliver tonight.




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