Mario Suarez: Chelsea can't match Atletico Madrid's desire

The holding midfielder is optimistic about Diego Simeone's side's chances in the second leg of their semi-final and does not expect Jose Mourinho to employ an attacking strategy
Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez boasts that Chelsea cannot match his side's desire ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.

The Spanish league leaders head to London on Wednesday with plenty of confidence despite being held to a scoreless draw in the first leg and Suarez, who is set to replace suspended captain Gabi in defensive midfield, claims that Los Rojiblancos cannot wait to face Jose Mourinho's men again.

"We feel good, we're very up for this game," the 27-year-old told reporters.

"We've earned the right to be here. We feel very motivated.

"No one can beat us in terms of desire and, if we do things well, we feel we have a good chance."

Mourinho has come in for plenty of criticism over the way in which his team focused on defence in both the first leg of their European showdown and against Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday but Suarez does not expect the Chelsea manager's tactics to change too much at home.

"We expect them to be similar; they won't go crazy, although they'll probably be out to attack a bit more because they need a goal," he opined, "but we know they'll look for their opponent to make mistakes. We need to do things well, try to take our chances."

Atleti last qualified for the final of the European Cup in 1974, when they lost to Bayern Munich. This time around, local rivals Real Madrid will await Diego Simeone's men if they can overcome Chelsea.

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