CHELSEA TAKE TWO
Dimitar Berbatov is anticipating another exciting encounter when Chelsea arrive at the Lane for the FA Cup quarter-final replay, but feels the job should have been completed at Stamford Bridge.
Dimitar Berbatov is anticipating another exciting encounter when Chelsea arrive at the Lane for the FA Cup quarter-final replay, but feels the job should have been completed at Stamford Bridge.The striker opened the scoring in the original tie, with his goal being cancelled out by Frank Lampard before a Michael Essien own goal a fine run and strike from Hossam Ghaly sent us into the break with a 3-1 lead.
The team pushed forward in search of a fourth after the interval, but it didn't come and another from Lampard and a late volley from Salomon Kalou saw to it that we go again at the Lane tonight.
"To be honest we were pleased with our performance but, to be honest, we should have won the game," reasoned Dimitar, scorer of 17 goals so far this season. "For the most part we were the better team, we made more chances, and if we had scored another one or two after the break then the game would have been over. We had some pretty good chances to do that.
"We have another chance now, but it will be difficult again because they are a good side and, although we play at home they have very good players. We showed them that we are a good side who are getting better and it is our goal to win. They know it, they saw it and it will be a really exciting game."
A factor of the first game that did catch the eye - or rather the ears - of the Bulgarian was the terrific backing the lads were given by the travelling support - something he feels will play a part again tonight.
"At Chelsea in the last game there was a time when I was feeling like we were playing at home! The fans were so supportive for the whole time although, in the end, maybe they felt disappointed because we didn't win the game.
"Not everybody can beat Chelsea though and we have another chance and a lot of games to come. We know the supporters will be behind us and we will try to reward that will some good football."
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