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Dual focus drives on Grant
08 Apr 2008 - 07:57:08
Chelsea manager Avram Grant has backed his players to hold their nerve as they attempt to win silverware both at home and abroad.
The Blues are Manchester United's main rivals for the Premier League title after closing to within three points of the leaders at the weekend.
Meanwhile in Europe, Grant side's take on Turkish champions Fenerbahce at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday looking to overturn a 2-1 quarter-final first leg deficit in a bid to reach the last four of the Champions League.
Speaking about the possibility of the double, he said: "It is a big opportunity to do it.
"We've spoken with the players and we know that it will not be easy.
"All this season has been very hard, with many difficulties, but having got to this stage, we want to do our best to use this opportunity.
"We lost the opening game even though we were much better than Fenerbahce but the players want, like everyone at the club, to be in the semi-final.
"The first match was one of our good performances with the worst result.
"Fenerbahce are a good team. They know how to play good football and had a good result against us.
"We expect a very difficult game against a very good team."