N’Golo Kante: “We are confident” we can reach the Champions League final

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says the squad are feeling confident that they can knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League and reach the final.

The French international and World Cup winner was named Man of the Match on Tuesday night as The Blues drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi final match.

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They will now go back to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night with the away goal and feeling like the tie is in their hands.

Chelsea played well on the night and really should have won the game, but Kante says they are ‘happy’ with the result on the whole and feel they can get the job done next week.

Of course it will be a totally different game and Chelsea will need every single player on the top of their game and putting in 100% for the entire match if they are to reach the final of the most prestigious domestic competition around.

“We are happy for the result,” explained Kante to the Chelsea website.

“Coming into this game, we knew we’d be playing against a great team and we wanted to leave with a good result so we would have the momentum ahead of the second leg at home.

“I think overall 1-1 is a fair result. We had many chances that we didn’t score but we can be happy with the draw.

“We are looking forward to playing at home and hopefully qualifying for the final.

“We need to take the positives from this game. Yes, we could have scored more goals from the chances we created, but the main thing is we were creating the opportunities to score and that is a positive sign.

“For sure, reaching the final is a goal and it is possible for us now. We have to be fully focused on the second leg when it comes, because we are playing against a very strong opponent.

“We are confident in our abilities though and we must be confident that we can reach the final.”