Players To Watch
Regarded by many as the best Out-and-Out ‘Number 9’ in the world. The Columbian has one of the best goal scoring record’s in Europe and continues to impress. He has been linked with CFC many times over the years and is fresh off a Hat-Trick against La Liga rivals Athletic Bilbao so he should be full of confidence. If we want to win the cup, we will surely have to stop his influence on the game.
Our Belgian goalkeeper has impressed over the past season on loan at Madrid and has established himself as a future world class keeper. He looks worthy to fill Petr Cech’s boots (or Gloves) when he eventually decides to retire. Courtois has been stirring up Chelsea as of late with some controversial comments. He stated” But I play for Atletico, It’s me against Chelsea and I want to win it”. In the end this is all friendly banter but we would surely love to put a few goals past him and see if his confidence is so high after that.
There is no doubt Di Matteo wants to win this match. This is our first official European game of the season and RDM would want to silence the critics who say we can’t go far in European competition this season. This fixture will test us but it will be a good guideline to see just how far we have come against arguably the toughest opposition we have faced this season.