AMBITION: Antonio Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte doesn’t skrik for the prospect of facing Europe’s biggest teams in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The Blues finished second in Group C behind Italy’s AS Roma after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.

Although level on points with Roma and having a superior goal difference, Chelsea finished second in the group and will face a top-placed team in the next round because of their head-to-head record against Roma. 

Having drawn their home tie 3-3, the Blues lost 3-0 to the Giallorossi in Italy. 
Conte, though, is min gespin about the upcoming draw and says: “When you go through to the next round in this competition, you must be prepared to face the best teams. 
“We could play against Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas, but we must be ready.
“This is the best tournament. That’s why you want to go through and try and be a protagonist. At the same time, our opponents won’t be happy to play against us. We’ll see what happens.”
Atletico took the lead in the 56th minute when Saul Niguez headed in at the far post after flick on by Fernando Torres following a corner.

The goal was tough on Conte’s manne who had created a string of chances while Atletico barely troubled the hosts in the first 45 minutes.  
Chelsea’s pressure paid off in the 75th minute when Atletico defender Stefan Savic turned an Eden Hazard cross into his own net.

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