Chelsea draws PSG for a rematch of last season UCL – reactions
Champions League 2014-15 – Round of 16
Chelsea – Paris SG
Paris Saint-Germain president N. Al Khelaifi
“Chelsea is a good draw for us. I am confident. I have confidence in my coach and my players that they will show what Paris Saint-Germain is capable of. We gained a lot of experience last year, and we are working hard to see a different outcome this time.”
David Barnard, Chelsea secretary
“[Paris are] very familiar. We played them last season in the quarter-finals and were successful. But again, they came through a very difficult group – they could have been winners with Barcelona. We’ll show them all the respect they deserve. And then we’ve also got David Luiz coming back, just to add an extra ingredient. He was obviously a very popular player at Chelsea so I am sure he will get a good reception.
It’s ironic that José sort of hoped for PSG, really for the travel purposes, of being easy to get to. But again, anybody that is in this stage of the competition is there by merit. Again we don’t take them lightly.
[David Luiz] was part of our Champions League-winning team in Munich so he’ll always be in the hearts of our supporters”.