Joao Miranda calls for Atletico Madrid focus for return Champions League game with Chelsea
Brazilian defender Joao Miranda has told his Atletico Madrid teammates to fully focus on their Champions League semi final second leg against Chelsea next week after the pair played out a goalless and largely unevenful draw at the Vicente Calderon in the Spanish capital last night.
Speaking with ESPN Brazil, the centre back said: "It was a dangerous game, a risk, and they came with that mentality to defend."
"In London they will try to come out and play and we can surprise them.We know the strength of our team and we need to get focused to win."
Chelsea are set to be without the highly experienced trio of Frank Lampard, John Terry and Petr Cech for the return leg next week and Miranda gave his views on the possoble advantage: "They lose a little experience but they have good players and our thinking is to only focus on our team and make a great game."