Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has vowed make Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea suffer at Stamford Bridge and get through the group phase when both team clash in Wednesday’s final group game in the UEFA Champions League at Stamford Bridge.
The former Real Madrid goalkeeper also reveals that he and the rest of his Porto team-mates are “obsessed” in staying in the competition despite Chelsea slumping to their eighth Premier League defeat on Saturday at home to EPL newcomers, Bournemouth.
Chelsea top the group ahead of the Portuguese side on goal difference, while Dynamo Kyiv are two points adrift and Casillas has warned his team-mates not to underestimate Mourinho and Co.
“Porto has not prepared for a defensive match because that will be a disaster and almost certainly result in a defeat,” Casillas told the Sunday Mirror. “We’re obsessed with staying in the Champions League.
“We have had a good group phase but the pain was the defeat at home by Dinamo Kyiv. That was our worst match of the season and we have to be confident that that will not damage our European chances.
“Mourinho is a coach who will always want a victory and now against his old club. But we have the mentality that we can make them suffer at Stamford Bridge and get through the group phase.
“To be out of the Champions League in the next few days would be a big blow. Chelsea are not playing with the same level that they played in the past seasons but the Blues have an enormous squad that is capable of beating any European rival.
“It’s never easy to play English clubs in their own stadiums with the atmosphere there. But this match is decisive for us. After failing in the last match it’s now obligatory that we go to London and show our best side and, as a minimum, take one point on the pitch.