Since the epic 4-4 at Stamford Bridge with Liverpool earlier this month, all I've been hearing is how good Barca are, how they make teams look like school boys with their brilliant pass and move football and of course Messi the best player in the world, and Xavi who in my opinion is the best passer of the ball in the world along with Iniesta.
But why are people treating it such a fore-gone conclusion that Barca will stroll past us into the champions league final? Don't get me wrong they are a fantastic side but they are yet to play an English side this season and we have a chance.. if we can get the tactics right. I am not convinced that Barca have nailed the tactical side to football particularly with such a young coach who could still be playing himself.
It wouldn't surprise me if Essien was put on Xavi, he and Iniesta create the chances, Eto'o, Henry and Messi bury them, if we can contain Messi and limit the supply to the front three, we are definately capable of scoring a few ourselves.
But there's no doubting the task next week will be difficult.