Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante has revealed his side’s chances of eliminating Real Madrid from this season’s UEFA Champions League, UCL.
The France international believes Thomas Tuchel’s men have created the perfect platform to knock the LaLiga champions out of the Champions League semi-final and progress to the finals.
Kante was named Man of the Match as Chelsea played 1-1 with Zinedine Zidane’s side in the Champions League semi-final first-leg tie last Tuesday.
The 30-year-old will hope to lead the Blues to victory when they host Real Madrid in the second leg next week Wednesday.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday evening, Kante told a press conference, “We are happy for the result [against Real Madrid]. Coming into this game, we knew we would be playing against a great team, and we wanted to leave with a good result so we would have the momentum ahead of the second leg at home.
“I think overall 1-1 is a fair result. We had many chances that we didn’t score, but we can be happy with the draw. We’re looking forward to playing at home and hopefully qualifying for the final.”
He added, “We need to take the positives from this game. Yes, we could have scored more goals from the chances we created, but the main thing is we were creating the opportunities to score, and that’s a positive sign.
“For sure, reaching the final is a goal, and it’s possible for us now. We’ve to be fully focused on the second leg when it comes because we’re playing against a very strong opponent.”