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Avengers and Chelsea put a smile on Tubes' face

Last Updated: 28/04/12 9:44am

What I would have given to be at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night to see Chelsea get the better of Barcelona!

"I don't doubt Guardiola is a brilliant coach, but it's doesn't half help when you've got players like Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and David Villa in your side! I'm not saying that makes his achievements any less impressive, but I'm not convinced he'd have the same effect at Chelsea."

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It's difficult to put into words how I felt when the final whistle went, but it's safe to say it's was one of the best feelings I've ever had while watching football!

I think I must've watched Torres's goal about 20 times since then and I don't think I'm going to get bored of it anytime soon!

It was one of the most incredible games I've ever seen and I still can't believe that we're in the Champions League final because the odds were stacked so heavily against us, especially after the John Terry sending off.

A lot of people said they knew Chelsea would win as soon as Lionel Messi missed the penalty, but I definitely wasn't one of them! At the time I was convinced they'd just go on and score five minutes later, but every single Chelsea player was magnificent and they all stood up when it counted.

And as for the man who got us there, what more can you say about Roberto Di Matteo. He took over a team who simply weren't playing and has led them to the FA Cup final and now the Champions League final.

Deserves

It's an incredible achievement, and regardless of what happens from here, I think he deserves the job on a full-time basis. Pep Guardiola's been linked with it this week now he's decided to leave Barcelona, but I'd still rather have Di Matteo.

I don't doubt Guardiola is a brilliant coach, but it's doesn't half help when you've got players like Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and David Villa in your side! I'm not saying that makes his achievements any less impressive, but I'm not convinced he'd have the same effect at Chelsea.

There's still work to be done at the Bridge and I think a few players could move on this summer, but Di Matteo has managed to get the best out of them and I think he deserves his chance.

As for the final itself it's not going to be easy. Bayern Munich in their own stadium is as tough as it gets and if I had to rate Chelsea's chances right now it would be 50/50. It really could go either way and that's what makes it so exciting.

I haven't got my hands on a ticket yet and it's going to be difficult getting out there as it's the same day as the last Soccer AM of the season! I'm still half hoping the bosses will send me over to do a few interviews, but I think the chances of that happening are pretty slim!

As things stand I don't have a ticket for the FA Cup final against Liverpool either, so I'm not doing well on that front! That should be another cracking game though and I've got a few shouts in so hopefully I'll be celebrating at Wembley next week.

Avengers

Football aside, it's been a pretty quiet few days after a busy couple of weeks of junkets and interviews, but you'll be able to see my interviews with some of the cast of The Avengers on this week's show.

I went to meet them last week and I have to say it was by far the craziest junket I've ever been to! Eight Hollywood A-listers in a building with what seemed like the whole of Europe's showbiz media all wanting a piece... it was manic!

Trying to organise something like that is always going to be really tough and I ended spending the whole day down there, but it was well worth it.

I was supposed to be interviewing Scarlett Johansson so I got all my rhymes ready, but when I got there they told me that wasn't happening anymore and I was ushered into a room with Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg instead with absolutely nothing prepared!

Luckily I managed to freestyle it and they were both really up for having a laugh, which helped. I had to hang around for the second junket with Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth, which, if it's possible, went even better!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy them!

Later,

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