Former Chelsea defender Paulo Ferreira said that it is a good thing for Chelsea to be back in the Champions League.
He said that Chelsea has been one of the most successful teams in England and Europe in recent years and they deserved to be back in this competition.
He believes that Chelsea will be able to bring the sort of form that allowed them to win the Premier League last season on the European scene.
However he has refused to make any statement on Diego Costa. Indeed the striker is still out of the team and has failed to move away from the team in the transfer window.
Paulo Ferreira admitted that Diego Costa was an important player for Chelsea last season but he does not know what will happen in the future.
He said that at the moment Chelsea should focus on playing with the players they have and he is sure that they can be a surprise in the Champions League. He said that Chelsea was a great team and that they have the necessary resources to compete both in the Premier League and in the Champions League.
Paulo Ferreira said for a big club like Chelsea it is important to be present in the Champions League and it is a relief for them to be back in Europe’s top competition.
Paulo Ferreira is now working as an ambassador for Chelsea and said that fans around the world are excited for their team to be part in the Champions League. He admitted that it will be difficult to win this competition but they need to give their best and reach as far as they can.
Paulo Ferreira said that Antonio Conte is an experienced manager and he will know how to cope with the demand of both the Premier League and Champions League.