Xavi targets Chelsea scalp
Barcelona's Xavi is desperate to overcome defeats to Chelsea and Real Madrid by reaching the Champions League final.
Last Updated: 23/04/12 10:38am
Barcelona midfielder Xavi admits he is desperate to overcome defeats to Chelsea and Real Madrid by reaching the UEFA Champions League final.
The Spanish giants will look to overturn a 1-0 deficit against the Blues at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night after Didier Drogba's goal sealed a win for the London club last week.
To pile the misery on Barca's week, they also lost to Real Madrid at home on Saturday evening to end their chances of clinching their fourth successive Primera Liga title.
Spanish midfielder Xavi has revealed that his team-mates are keen to move on as quickly as possible.
He said: "We are lucky because on Tuesday we're playing for a place in the Champions League final.
"I wish we could play Chelsea on Monday.
"We want to overturn the deficit against Chelsea and show we deserve to be in the final."
Barcelona are looking to become the first club since AC Milan in 1990 to win back-to-back Champions League titles.
They completed their triumph last season with a 3-1 win over Manchester United and made it past Chelsea in 2009 in controversial circumstances.
The Blues were seconds away from reaching the final but a late Andres Iniesta goal gave Barcelona their passage through to the final, where they beat Manchester United in Rome.
Xavi added: "Our fans are intelligent and they know that on Tuesday we're playing half our season so we want the supporters behind us all the way.
"We have it in our hands to have a great season. It would be an historic achievement to get to another Champions League final and also win the Spanish Cup.
"I imagine Chelsea will be camped outside their own half so we will try to find spaces to 'open the can'."