‘It’s up to us and how much we want it’ – Chelsea’s Ramires on Barcelona clash

Chelsea midfielder Ramires is giving the team every chance of taking down Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final second leg tonight.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires is giving the team every chance of taking down Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final second leg tonight.

The Blues take a one-goal advantage into the Nou Camp meeting after winning 1-0 at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday with Ramires suggesting that is up to the visiting players to take it upon themselves and put in a dedicated performance.

"It is [a question of] motivation," Ramires told reporters. "It depends on us, how much we want it. Maybe it's difficult because it is a bigger pitch, but Benfica was a big pitch and they like to keep the ball too but we did well.

"It is about our focus and concentration, and the desire of our players. Of course it is difficult but we know it is not impossible.

"We have to respect Barcelona and know how strong they are, but we are very strong too. If we have the same, or even more desire than we had at Stamford Bridge, everything is possible for us."

 

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