PSG’s Lavezzi ‘not worried’ about Chelsea ahead of second leg
Ezequiel Lavezzi insists that he is not concerned about the prospect of a Chelsea comeback after PSG's 3-1 victory
Ezequiel Lavezzi insists that he is not concerned about the prospect of a Chelsea comeback after Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-1 victory in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
The Argentina international was part of the Napoli side who crashed out of the competition at the Blues’ hands in 2011-12 after having won the first leg by the same scoreline.
However, Lavezzi, who scored the opener against the west London side on Wednesday, is sure that the Ligue 1 side have what it takes to reach the semi-finals.
“I’m not worried about Chelsea pulling off a repeat of their comeback against Napoli because this is a completely different team and we hope to go through,” Lavezzi said.
Javier Pastore scored a late third goal for PSG to give them a two-goal lead heading into next Tuesday’s return leg at Stamford Bridge.
“The goal at the end was very important and it was important for the team to win a match like that. We’ll go to London for the return leg with a little more peace of mind,” he added.
“I don’t know if we’re favourites as the second game will be very difficult. We’ll try to win over there to get through the tie.
“Chelsea are very strong and they know how to use the ball so it’s only normal that we found things tough at times [on Wednesday].”