Beat Manchester United And We Will Win The Champions League Insists Chelsea Midfielder

Stamford Bridge new-boy recognises the importance of beating the Old Trafford club tomorrow night.

Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun admits his side must beat Manchester United tomorrow night to keep their season alive.

But the 30-year-old predicts a win at Old Trafford will inspire his team to lift the Champions League trophy at Wembley in May.

The Blues trail United by 11 points in the Premier League and, despite having a game in hand, appear unlikely to retain their title.

Europe’s premier competition represents the only silverware on offer for manager Carlo Ancelotti’s team but they must overturn a 1-0 deficit from the quarter-final first-leg.

But Benayoun is confident of beating the Red Devils and finishing the season on a high note.

“Everyone knows – the manager, the players – that we are playing to save our season,” Benayoun said.

“It’s most likely from here we will finish in the top three or four and be in the Champions League next season. That’s almost done.

“The only thing left is to try to win a trophy and the only trophy we can win is the Champions League. We have to do our best and give everything.

“If we win this game, it will change everything.

“I’m sure that, if we beat United, we will go to the end and win the trophy. It is our final on Tuesday.”

“I think we have the belief we can do it despite losing 1-0 at home. We can win there,” he added.

“We know we have to do everything because, if not, it will be our last game in the Champions League.

“We have to give everything and try our best. Let’s hope it will be enough.”

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