Gronkjaer aware of heady task

FC Copenhagen midfielder Jesper Gronkjaer has conceded his side has just a slim chance of progressing in the Champions League over Chelsea.

The Danish champions travel to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the home leg of their last-16 tie with Chelsea.

Nicolas Anelka scored a brace at the Parken Stadium to install the Blues as firm favourites to progress to the quarter-finals.

Veteran winger Gronkjaer, who made 88 appearances with Chelsea in four years under Claudio Ranieri, admitted Copenhagen are aware of the mammoth task ahead of them.

“We know the chances are slim for us to progress,” Gronkjaer said.

“We know we’re going to play against a team who, on paper, is much better than us. They played better than us in Copenhagen. And we have to hit form now straight away.”

“As I said before, we want to keep the dream alive. It’s really been a dream for FC Copenhagen the last five years.”

“Especially in this last half year, where we’ve played the best football ever and we want to reach that level again and I think within the group, we all want to play at that level.”

 


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