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Tuchel reacts following Chelsea UEFA champions league quarter finals draw against Porto

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel reacted to the Champions League quarter-finals draw against FC Porto.

Tuchel said he’s happy the Blues haven’t faced another Premier League team, adding that he prefers to play against international clubs.

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The draw gave Chelsea a meeting with the Primeira Liga side that have been a well-known European rival over the years.

Chelsea played Porto 2004/05, 2006/07, 2009/10, and 2015/16 Champions League season, with consistently tight results.

The Portuguese side eliminated Juventus from the competition in the round of 16 with two impressive performances.

If Chelsea manages to beat the Portuguese team, they will face Real Madrid or Liverpool en route to the final in Istanbul on May 29.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website after the game, the German tactician said, β€œFirst of all, I’m happy we play an international game and not against an English team.

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“The Champions League is about that. I have always preferred playing against teams from other countries.

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β€œThen we have the second leg at home which feels good, to start with an away game and then maybe have a slight advantage of finishing at home.

‘Clearly, many people will now make us favourites against Porto but that will not help us. You can ask in Turin if that helps you.

“We are self-confident and that is strongly connected with our performances. So we are confident that we will face a strong opponent and face them with respect, but we are in the quarter-final and are focused on winning that.”

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