Dino 'excited' to face Chelsea
Posted: 12 September 2017 Time: 18:45
Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Dino Ndlovu is extremely motivated ahead of the Uefa Champions league match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tonight.
Ndlovu’s Qarabag FK has travelled to London to face the champions of England in their first Group C match.
It’s a tough group for Qarabag, who will also come up against Italian Serie A side AS Roma and Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid, who were finalists in 2014 and 2016.
Qarabag, who beat Samtredia, Sheriff Tiraspol and FC Copenhagen to qualify for the biggest club competition in Europe, are making their maiden Champions League appearance and will be hoping for a good start. But Stamford Bridge is not an easy place to get points.
Speaking to KickOff.com ahead of arguably the biggest game of his career, Ndlovu said his team is ready to give Chelsea a run for their money in London tonight.
"I am feeling so excited. But I am taking it like any other game. There’s no need to overload ourselves with a lot of information about a team that we actually know and regularly watch [on television],” said Ndlovu.
"You don't need any motivation for games like this because the stage itself is great motivation," he added.
After their shock 3-2 defeat to Burnley on the opening weekend of the season, Chelsea have collected nine points in their last three league matches.
Ndlovu says he has loads of respect for Chelsea, but has warned them that they will need to fight hard to get points tonight.
"We have respect for Chelsea, but we are not going to focus on them too much because we don't wanna lose the plot ourselves,” he said.