2020-2021 Champions League final, Joe Cole: Chelsea will be nervous: football

PORT – Former Chelsea player Joe Cole has said Blues players – dubbed Chelsea – will feel excited ahead of the 2020-2021 Champions League final. He also asked Chelsea players to deal well with this feeling against Manchester City.

This season’s Champions League final brings together two great English teams, Chelsea with Man City, at Stadium do Dragao, Porto, Portugal, today, Sunday (30/5/2021), early in the morning WIB. The game was very important for Chelsea, whose performances have fluctuated this season.

Manchester City v Chelsea (Reuters)

As is known, Chelsea have started this season with a higher status in all the competitions in which they have participated. However, over time the Blues did not emerge as a superior team.

Chelsea’s poor performance led to Frank Lampard being sacked from his mid-season coaching job. The club have also appointed former Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Thomas Tuchel to replace Lampard.

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Tuchel resuscitated Chelsea in the second half of the season. Tuchel led Chelsea to finish fourth in the Premier League final standings.

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Chelsea have even almost won the FA Cup if they weren’t beaten by Leicester City in the top. Now Chelsea’s last chance to win a trophy is in the Champions League. Therefore, the final game against Man City is so important for Chelsea.

The pressure to win will make all Chelsea players nervous. Cole, who played when Chelsea lost to Manchester United in the 2007-08 Champions League final, understands this.

Cole also asked Chelsea players to channel the excitement into his fine performance on the pitch. It’s the best way to deal with anxiety, according to Cole.

Manchester City v Chelsea (Reuters)

“The players will feel anxious before the game, but in the end they have to become professional footballers and just try to channel it (the excitement in the game) as usual, preparing the same as they do. have been doing it all season, “Cole said, quoted on Chelsea’s official website on Sunday (5/30/2021).

If you can beat Man City, Chelsea will take home their second Champions League trophy. For information, Chelsea won the Champions League for the first time in the 2011-2012 season with Roberto Di Matteo.

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