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Xavi sticks the boot into Chelsea and warns of Barca backlash at the Bridge

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29 Apr 2009 10:48:53

Xavi sticks the boot into Chelsea and warns of Barca backlash at the Bridge

Barcelona star Xavi has lashed out at Chelsea's tactics and warned that they will pay the price in next week's crunch return clash. An ultra-defensive performance from the Blues shut out the free-scoring Spanish giants at the Nou Camp last night. Barca midfielder Xavi has revealed his frustrations with the way Chelsea played in the away leg. And he insists Barca will prove too hot to handle at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday. Brick wall: Lionel Messi (centre) is shut out by Chelsea at the Nou Camp 'I'm convinced we showed that Barca are quite capable of going to Stamford Bridge in the second leg and not only dominating the game but scoring,' he said. 'This team has the capacity to win against anyone, anywhere, even though it's going to be difficult to achieve that. Anger: Xavi (right) 'It's not as if this is a terrible result but the problem is that we deserved much more from our performance. 'We should have scored at least one goal because we were the ones who went for the victory, we were the team who tried to play football from start to finish. 'Chelsea came out in an ultra defensive mode but we still managed to craft four really good chances. That suggests to me that the tie is still up for grabs. 'Barca put on a show which our fans enjoyed and the only missing elements were the goals and victory which we deserved.' Barcelona defender Gerard Pique also stuck the boot into Chelsea over their display. 'Barcelona were the only team who wanted to play, and yet the reward is for Chelsea, even though it seems like they came for a draw,' he said. 'At least we know we're superior because we showed that on the pitch.' Striker Samuel Eto'o believes Chelsea will be obliged to play a more positive game when the two sides meet in London. 'We will try to score there in order to relax, but they won't be able to play like they did today, with nearly all of their players waiting in their own half,' he said. 'Nil-nil is not a bad result and we still have a great chance of getting to the final - a goal in London will change everything.'  Kept in Cech: No way past Petr the great for BarcelonaMARTIN SAMUEL: Hiddink surrenders moral high ground with total eclipse of Barca's favourite sonBarcelona 0 Chelsea 0: Pep's stars can't find way past Guus's yellow brick wallCHELSEA FC


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