Roberto Di Matteo has warned that there is still work to be done despite Chelsea taking a 1-0 first-leg lead over Barcelona in their Champions League semifinal.
Didier Drogba’s goal in first-half injury time was the difference at Stamford Bridge and the Italian was pleased with his team’s battling display having come into the game as underdogs.
“It’s a great result for us," He told ITV. “You know when you play Barcelona, you’re going to have to do a lot of defending. I watched them against all the other teams – Milan, Real Madrid – and they’re going to have a lot of possession.
“You just have to try to limit their threat and then just be clinical when you get your chances. It’s still 50-50. There’s still the second leg to play away from home and, as we all know, it’s going to be a difficult one."
The second leg will be contested at Camp Nou on Tuesday, with Chelsea set to face Arsenal in between, while Barca comes up against fierce rival Real Madrid.