Rodriguez ready for Blues test

03 November 2009 09:25
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Maxi Rodriguez has admitted that Atletico Madrid need to beat Chelsea at home on Tuesday night.[LNB] The Spanish side lost 4-0 at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago to slip to the bottom of UEFA Champions League Group D.[LNB]They have picked up just one point from three games and Rodriguez insists nothing less than victory will suffice against the Blues at Vicente Calderon.[LNB]"This match is decisive for us," he told "If we want to stay in the Champions League it is essential to get a win against Chelsea. [LNB]"That will not be easy but Atletico need to change and this could be the moment.[LNB]"The 4-0 defeat in London was very hard to take but nobody could doubt that the Blues were superior.[LNB]"With the help of our supporters it is possible to do well in the Champions League so the atmosphere will be key."[LNB]SensationalDidier Drogba is available for Chelsea after completing a three-match European suspension but Rodriguez does not believe that makes the challenge any tougher.[LNB]"With Drogba or without Drogba this squad is sensational. We will have to play our best game of the season and give 150 per cent," he said.[LNB]"Our attacking line-up has a lot of quality and I am convinced that Kun (Sergio Aguero) and Diego (Forlan) will do well.[LNB]"To collect nine out of nine points is not easy but we need to start with a win against Chelsea."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports