Pellegrini is suspended for tomorrow’s match against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou, but the Chilean is confident in his team’s chances of reaching the next round of the Champions League: “We have a lot of confidence that we can fight back. If we have a good day we can do it.” He added: “We will play to win the match, we can get our revenge.”
The Chilean manager highlighted Barça’s quality but he’s not ruling anything out: “It’s difficult to win in the Camp Nou because Barça are a good team with good players. The pitch is also big and their fans will support them. If we score early maybe they will get nervous. If they score first, it will be easier for them,” said the former manager of Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga.
Vincent Kompany was present at the Ricard Maxenchs Press Room at the Camp Nou, and the captain echoed his manager: “We are very excited. We’re motivated and we’re confident that we can get a good result.” He added: “We have a lot of attacking players. If everything goes well, we can put in a good match.”
The Belgian center back went on to say that his team-mates know exactly what to do: “We’re here to have a special night. We have to score three goals. If we score the first goal, the dynamic of the tie will chance.”