Claim From Italy: Antonio Conte Warming To Azzurri Return

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When speaking after the match, Conte spoke of Christensen's display in the match and the potential he possesses, as Sky Sports reports. Hazard was the kid with his sights on Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the youngster aiming to crash their Ballon d'Or party, but he has never quite reached those heights.

The pressure is on Eden Hazard. "One error, one goal", Hazard said, echoing the sentiment of both Willian and Cesc Fabregas.

With the mentality Christensen has at a young age, this mistake shouldn't affect his performances in the near-future.

Quite simply, because of his issues with his fellow forwards' form and fitness.

Chelsea nullified Barca well, and took the lead through Willian, but conceded a late away goal to Lionel Messi meaning they now need to score in Camp Nou - and Hazard has asked for more support in the second leg.

As a result, Conte has experimented with using his best player on his own up top.

"Against other teams, perhaps you get away without letting in a goal".

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi finally opened his account against Chelsea with a 75th-minute equaliser to earn his side a 1-1 draw in a fascinating Champions League last 16, first leg duel at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. He can also become the captain of this team in the future'.

It is believed Chelsea boss Antonio Conte now has concerns over whether he can trust Cahill to perform at the very highest level.

"In game against quality opposition like Barcelona, it's difficult", he confessed.

"During your career you can make a lot of mistakes. I might have touched 25 balls that night and 15 of them were flying toward my head".

'That is not really playing to my qualities.

That notion was backed up this week by Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes, twice a Champions League winner when he said: "I believe a good mix of experience and knowledge of football is key". The winger has been central to the success but with little real coherence and planning around him.

Chelsea will take heart from this performance though.

He arrived from Brondby at 16 and has spent the previous two seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach before returning to oust David Luiz from the team.