Chelsea must be prepared to suffer vs Barcelona: Antonio Conte
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said that his team must be prepared to suffer without the ball against Barcelona when the two European giants face off over two legs in the Champions League Round of 16. “We must have ambition to try and play our football. We know Barcelona’s characteristic. They like to have ball possession. They like to dominate the game. In every game they are able to create many chances to score and for this reason we must be prepared to suffer. To suffer without the ball. To be compact. Not to lose our heads during the game and then to try with the ball what we know. What we try during training,” he told reporters on the eve of the first leg at Stamford Bridge.