Dennis Aogo respects the Blues after their excellent to the season.
Schalke defender Dennis Aogo has warned his team mates that Diego Costa won’t be the only threat they face when they take on the Blues tonight at Stamford Bridge, Goal.com reports.
The former Atletico Madrid front man has been in fantastic form so far this season, scoring seven goals in four matches for his new side.
Despite Costa’s great form, Aogo believes Jose Mourinho’s side boast several world class players that will put them under pressure in their Champions League clash.
“In Germany we have seen [Diego Costa] has had a great start to the season, but it’s not just him,” Aogo told reporters.
“The whole team is playing very well and they are not top of the Premier League for nothing.
“We are a playing against some of the best players in the world here so we don’t need any extra motivation.
“Who is to say that we won’t have a great day and compete at the highest level…”
Schalke will be without several first team regulars when they take on the Premier League outfit but Aogo insists that this will not be used as an excuse.
“Our captain [Benedikt Howedes] is missing, but we also have quite a few more players missing.
“Of course it is not easy but the players on the pitch have to stand up and compensate for that situation – and take responsibility. We can’t just sit here and feel sorry for ourselves – we have to give our best on the pitch and try and make up for that.”
Chelsea should qualify from Group G with Sporting Lisbon and NK Maribor making up the rest of the group.
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