Cech desperate to sink United

BY foxsports • April 4, 2011

Petr Cech is hoping Chelsea avenge their 2008 heartache by knocking Manchester United out of the Champions League.

Chelsea lost in the final three years ago to United in Moscow when the Red Devils won on a penalty shoot-out.

This is the first time the two sides have met in Europe's top club tournament since the final in Russia, and Cech is looking forward to the clash - with the first leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

But Cech insists revenge is not on his mind and he also says this is because United did not really win the match as the game was decided on spot-kicks.

"The records will say they won the game but they didn't really win it. They just had more luck in the shoot-out than we had," he told The Sun.

"What's in the past is in the past. We are looking forward to the future and we hope this time it will be us who go through.

"We still go into that game with confidence because our record against Manchester United in recent years is very good, especially at home.

"We go into the game thinking it could be the advantage. If we get a good result, we'll be in a good position.

"An advantage for us is that we know their players and their team, and going to Old Trafford we will not discover anything new.

"We've played there many times and won there last season, so we can be positive.

"It's a pity we're not in the position in the league where we wanted to be. But in terms of progress in the Champions League, we are in a good position.

"We are hoping we can manage to go through.

"The belief is coming back into the team and we are feeling confident because we are on a good run of results.

"The Champions League is such a special trophy but I don't think you can compare it or wonder whether it would cover not winning the title.

"They are two completely different things."


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