Posted on April 22, 2008
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says his side have nothing to be scared of ahead of their Champions League showdown with Liverpool.
The two rivals lock horns in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third time in four seasons in Tuesday night’s first leg at Anfield.
Liverpool are hoping to complete a hat-trick of successes against Chelsea at the last four stage, but Drogba insists the Blues will be going to Anfield to win.
Drogba is expected to return to the starting line-up after missing the last few games and the Ivory Coast ace believes Chelsea hold all the aces with the second leg to come at Stamford Bridge.
“I’m not in the least bit worried about them,” Drogba told The Sun.
“They may have beaten us in the last two Euro semis but this Chelsea team is perfectly capable of winning at Anfield.
“And how absolutely beautiful that would be!
“The key is to get hold of the tie at Anfield from the start.
“And I think it’s also vital that this semi will be decided at Stamford Bridge, which neither of our two previous defeats to Liverpool have been.
“Their manager Rafa Benitez is clever at putting out a team which is fresh for the Champions League because they have such a big squad. Just look at the way they were almost out at 2-2 against Arsenal in the quarter-final.
But they shocked everyone with two goals in six minutes.
“But we’ve been visualizing lifting the trophy for so many seasons. Now we believe we can make it reality.”