Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mikel thrilled by Chelsea fightback

Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has hailed his club’s fight back in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, saying they are now back to their best.

‘The Blues’ fought back from a 3-1 defeat at Napoli of Italy to win 4-1 at Stamford Bridge after extra time and qualify for the last eight of the lucrative clubs’ competition.

It was only the fourth time in the modern era of the Champions League that a club had overturned a two-goal deficit from the first leg.

"Our victory over Napoli was a deserved one. We wanted to win the game and proceed to the next stage and that was exactly what we did,” said Mikel, who was an unused substitute against Napoli.

“I am happy with the way we play now and I am sure we are back to our best form. The team really fought like a warrior.

“We are now looking forward to our next league game before thinking of getting to the semi-finals of the Champions League."

Chelsea, who are under the temporary charge of Roberto di Matteo after the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas, are the only English club left in the annual competition.

The draw for the quarterfinals and semi-finals will be conducted Friday.

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