The Blues have progressed through to the final stage of Europe’s top club tournament, and will take on the Bundesliga giants at the Allianz Arena this weekend.
The Ivory Coast international may well be playing his last game for the Stamford Bridge club as his contract is expiring, and he is keen to right the wrongs of being beaten by Manchester United on penalties in Russia four years ago.
“After Moscow we thought we were going to get to the final the next year. But that’s the Champions League, it’s very difficult to reach the final and that shows how much we deserve to be there today,” he confessed to The Guardian.
“It’s not good to speak about the past because we have a great moment here. I’m going to try to make sure that for my team-mates, this is a great one.
“I’ve played a lot of big games with Chelsea but this one is going to be special because it’s only the second time we have reached the Champions League final.
“We are going to do everything to go there and be ready to play against this German team,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight