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Opinion: Chelsea must channel their inner Ryan Bertrand and do their best Didier Drogba…

I remember the 2012 Champions League final like it was yesterday, it was a feeling I’d never had before, and a feeling I’ve never had again since the moment Didier Drogba converted that decisive penalty to see us lift our first ever Champions League trophy.

What I don’t remember as well is the celebrations after the game, the place went crazy and we had the biggest party of our lives. A repeat of all of this tonight, will be another absolute dream come true.

Chelsea were not expected to even have a remote chance of getting to the Champions League that season after interim manager Roberto Di Matteo came in to take the reigns, let alone win the whole thing. And against Bayern Munich in the final, they were by far the underdogs.

Seeing a line up that included Ryan Bertrand, a left back, playing left midfield was surprising to say the least. But at the end of the day, it was his heart, his desire, and his fight that helped see Chelsea over the line and lift the trophy. Bertrand, against all odds, held his own and put in the performance of his life against a world class opponent.

 

Chelsea this evening against a world class opponent in Manchester City, are very much the underdogs once again, and they must channel their inner Ryan Bertrand – The successful story of the underdog.

 

Just like 2012, we were not expected to get anywhere at all in the Champions League this season, let alone to the final, and again like 2012, we changed managers halfway through a season that was filled with turmoil and inconsistency.

 

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Ryan Bertrand

xxx OPINIONS Opinion: Chelsea must channel their inner Ryan Bertrand and do their best Didier Drogba impression to win UCL

BySimon PhillipsPublished on May 29, 2021, 7:57am

I remember the 2012 Champions League final like it was yesterday, it was a feeling I’d never had before, and a feeling I’ve never had again since the moment Didier Drogba converted that decisive penalty to see us lift our first ever Champions League trophy.

 

What I don’t remember as well is the celebrations after the game, the place went crazy and we had the biggest party of our lives. A repeat of all of this tonight, will be another absolute dream come true.

 

Chelsea were not expected to even have a remote chance of getting to the Champions League that season after interim manager Roberto Di Matteo came in to take the reigns, let alone win the whole thing. And against Bayern Munich in the final, they were by far the underdogs.

 

 

Seeing a line up that included Ryan Bertrand, a left back, playing left midfield was surprising to say the least. But at the end of the day, it was his heart, his desire, and his fight that helped see Chelsea over the line and lift the trophy. Bertrand, against all odds, held his own and put in the performance of his life against a world class opponent.

 

Chelsea this evening against a world class opponent in Manchester City, are very much the underdogs once again, and they must channel their inner Ryan Bertrand – The successful story of the underdog.

 

Just like 2012, we were not expected to get anywhere at all in the Champions League this season, let alone to the final, and again like 2012, we changed managers halfway through a season that was filled with turmoil and inconsistency.

 

But against all the odds, here we are, in the Champions League final once again. Whilst Thomas Tuchel will not setup in the same way that Di Matteo did that night in Munich to contain and fight, but they must show that exact same fight and desire to win the match and fight for every single ball, every single tackle, and win every single second ball, exactly as the lads had done in 2012.

Then, if it comes to it, in the dire death of the match, Chelsea attackers MUST do their very best Didier Drogba impression and show the heart and confidence to step up with a goal right when we need them, because we know we have the players that can do that, they just need the belief and confidence in themselves to deliver.

 

Talk Chelsea

Talk Chelsea

 

Ryan Bertrand

xxx OPINIONS Opinion: Chelsea must channel their inner Ryan Bertrand and do their best Didier Drogba impression to win UCL

BySimon PhillipsPublished on May 29, 2021, 7:57am

I remember the 2012 Champions League final like it was yesterday, it was a feeling I’d never had before, and a feeling I’ve never had again since the moment Didier Drogba converted that decisive penalty to see us lift our first ever Champions League trophy.

 

What I don’t remember as well is the celebrations after the game, the place went crazy and we had the biggest party of our lives. A repeat of all of this tonight, will be another absolute dream come true.

 

Chelsea were not expected to even have a remote chance of getting to the Champions League that season after interim manager Roberto Di Matteo came in to take the reigns, let alone win the whole thing. And against Bayern Munich in the final, they were by far the underdogs.

 

 

Seeing a line up that included Ryan Bertrand, a left back, playing left midfield was surprising to say the least. But at the end of the day, it was his heart, his desire, and his fight that helped see Chelsea over the line and lift the trophy. Bertrand, against all odds, held his own and put in the performance of his life against a world class opponent.

 

Chelsea this evening against a world class opponent in Manchester City, are very much the underdogs once again, and they must channel their inner Ryan Bertrand – The successful story of the underdog.

 

Just like 2012, we were not expected to get anywhere at all in the Champions League this season, let alone to the final, and again like 2012, we changed managers halfway through a season that was filled with turmoil and inconsistency.

 

But against all the odds, here we are, in the Champions League final once again. Whilst Thomas Tuchel will not setup in the same way that Di Matteo did that night in Munich to contain and fight, but they must show that exact same fight and desire to win the match and fight for every single ball, every single tackle, and win every single second ball, exactly as the lads had done in 2012.

 

Then, if it comes to it, in the dire death of the match, Chelsea attackers MUST do their very best Didier Drogba impression and show the heart and confidence to step up with a goal right when we need them, because we know we have the players that can do that, they just need the belief and confidence in themselves to deliver.

 

If I was any Chelsea player going into to battle tonight, I’d have been watching the 2012 final over and over again all this week and again this morning, and I’d have been watching closely the likes of Bertrand, Drogba, Cahill, Cole, Lampard, and all the other absolute heroes of that night, and I will be making sure I do absolutely everything physically possible to become one of those lifetime Chelsea heroes as well.

 

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