London, Apr 25 (ANI): Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has hailed his players after their remarkable victory over Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals on Thursday.
"I'm very happy and pleased for the players because they deserve this moment. We've had a difficult season and it seems we always get something special out when we need to it is part of the DNA of these players," a proud Roberto told The Sun.
The Blues squashed Barcelona in their attempt to reach their second Champions League final in one of the most sensational matches ever played in the football history.
Roberto pointed out that winning the hard fought battle against Barcelona was 'incredible' as they are a difficult team to beat and they played well.
"We had all the difficulties that you can imagine in any football game. Especially with Barcelona and the way they played and yet we qualified. It's quite incredible," he added.
As Chelsea gears up for the final, Di Matteo revealed, "For the moment we will try to enjoy this night because it's quite historical for our club. We'll see which players will be available for the final and we'll put a strong side out." (ANI)
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