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Chelsea coach Myers: UYL clash at Zenit a test of mentality

Chelsea coach Andy Myers says today's UEFA Youth League clash at Zenit St Petersburg will be a test of character.

A draw or even a narrow defeat would be enough to secure a finish as Group H runners-up.

"The biggest thing is going to be mentality," Myers told chelseafc.com. "We're going to be facing the elements, the time difference and just a big change for the boys so in big games like this it's all about making sure you're prepared for what's needed really.

"We trained on Monday but it's been pretty tough in terms of getting a group together. We've gone from a weekend with the Premier League 2 game on Friday and the youth team game on Saturday and then we've got to try to come together.

"We couldn't do too much on Sunday so all of the tactical and technical preparation was in the Monday session and then you're travelling so it's not a normal preparation but that's also not a bad thing at times. It will be something different so we just have to go out there and give everything."


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