Blues eye European glory as Di Matteo declares: ‘It will happen’

Roberto Di Matteo says it is inevitable Chelsea will one day rule Europe – and he believes that day will come this weekend.

Di Matteo’s side face a tough task in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in the German team’s home stadium, where the Blues will be without the suspended John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires and Raul Meireles.

But the interim boss is convinced Chelsea are still capable of bringing the trophy back to west London.

Cahill is likely to play

“We can win it and we have to have the confidence and belief to do so,” he declared.

“The players have done tremendously well and the whole club, and the supporters, would deserve it.

“I do believe our players have all the qualities you need to win this competition. Those qualities have taken us to this event and I am very positive and very confident.

“There are suspended players on both teams and if you make it to a final then you have two good teams.

“Bayern have great players and strengths we are aware of, and are playing at home which could be a slight advantage for them, but we have excellent players and have just the same chance as Bayern.”

Chelsea, beaten finalists in 2008, are bidding to secure the elusive European crown their fans and owner Roman Abramovich crave.

And Di Matteo believes it is only a matter of time before that dream is realised.

“Sooner or later it will come,” said the Italian.

“We hope it’s tomorrow. But with the quality that’s been at this club before and will certainly come into this club again, it will happen.”

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