Chelsea star Eden Hazard has outlined how the blues are going to beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, relying on two key thing.
The Belgian has been in world class form for Chelsea this season and he says the two major ways the side can beat PSG is to remain strong defensively and relying on their boss Jose Mourinho to make the right calls.
“I think the coach is strong enough to handle these kind of matches. We must be strong defensively,” he told Canal+.
When the Champions League quarter-final draw was made last Friday, the initial reaction from Blues fans was good, with PSG one of the teams several sides wouldn’t have minded playing in the last eight.
However, they are a very dangerous attacking unit, capable of taking apart any side with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani in their attack.
“Who impresses me more? Ibra [Zlatan Ibrahimovic] of course but Thiago Motta is also a great player. Yohan [Cabaye] is part of the great players, [Edinson] Cavani also, and their defence is tough,” he added.
Chelsea will most likely take two very different approaches into each leg of their tie against PSG, with the first match in Paris before the return in West London.
The aim after the first 90 minutes will be to still be in the tie because the Blues showed as recently as last weekend that they can destroy any side at Stamford Bridge if they play good football and decisions go their way.
The defence has to be strong, as Hazard suggests, especially in the first leg before the Blues take a more attacking outlook to the second game and as for Mourinho, he’s proven himself to be more than capable of winning this tournament on more than once occasion already in his career.
Hazard seems firmly focused on the main threats from the PSG side but he himself poses a big problem for the French club.
PSG have been strongly linked with a move for the attacking midfield man and he can show them exactly what they are missing with a repeat of the world class performances he has shown throughout the season.