Hapal aware of Chelsea class

Chelsea have lost three out of their last four games but Hapal
maintains that the Blues are still full of world-class
internationals. Champions League Group F’s whipping boys were
beaten 4-1 by Chelsea in Slovakia in the opening game of the
competition and must beat the Blues to stop Chelsea finishing top.
“I don’t care at all about Chelsea’s recent form,” said Hapal.
“Chelsea is a giant, a team of fantastic players who are the best
in the world.” Zilina were hammered 7-0 by Marseille in their
previous game when they played a more defensive style. But Hapal
maintains that they will try to use the counter-attack to unsettle
Carlo Ancelotti’s side this time. “It may be a little bit similar
to the last game but we have to change and play a counter-attacking
style and be a bit dangerous,” added Hapal. “We have got enough
players who are good enough in attacking positions.” Zilina have no
fresh injury worries ahead of the game but Hapal knows that, even
against a weakened Chelsea team, they will be up against it,
especially after losing 4-1 at home. “We appreciate the quality of
the Chelsea team who are maybe one of the best teams in the world,”
added Hapal. “We tried our best to beat them but we lost in the
end. “We know the Chelsea players and all of them are of a very
good quality. There is no chance that we don’t know a player from
Chelsea.” Zilina still have a mathematical chance of finishing
third and qualifying for the Europa League, but only if Spartak
Moscow lose against Marseille tomorrow night and Zilina can then
overturn a 3-0 aggregate deficit against Spartak in the final game
to finish with a better head-to-head record against the Russians.