The Belarussian midfielder is convinced that Stuttgart have a slight chance to beat Barcelona...Spanish powerhouse Barcelona start the Champions League match against Stuttgart as sky-high favourites, but versatile midfielder Aliaksandr Hleb is confident that the Schwaben are not without a chance to progress.
The Stuttgart midfielder, on loan from Barcelona, revealed on Monday that his side have only a "10 per cent" chance of beating the Spaniards, but Hleb has now made it clear that the Germans will do their utmost to record a surprise result.
"This game is very important for the whole club and our fans. Of course it will be very difficult against Barcca, but we also have a slight chance of beating them. We'll get our chances and we must take them," said Hleb on the official Stuttgart website.
"We'll need to be solid at the back and we can't afford to make any mistakes. At Barcelona, every individual player has the ability to decide a game all by himself, so it's not enough if you just concentrate on one or two players.
"If we are compact though, communicate with one another, show no fear and perform at our very best, a surprise result is possible."