The Blues take on Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena this weekend, and need to win to be included in next year’s competition due to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.
The Italian is well aware of the stature of the fixture, and has the club’s priorities at the front of his thoughts.
“I have a big drive and a big motivation to do something extraordinary for this club. That’s all I want to do,” he told reporters, published by Sky Sports.
“This game can decide the history of our football club. It would be the first time we would win the European Champions League.
“That’s all that matters and all we’re thinking about and focusing on.
“It’s a massive game, a big game for the club, a big game for our players. I’m not suggesting it’s just another game.
“We have to go into it with the knowledge we have the quality and experience to win it.
“I don’t think any of our players will need extra motivation for a game like this. From that point of view, it’ll be easy,” he confessed.
Finally, with the Italian coach’s future unclear, he has stated that he will not think about next season until after a well-earned break.
“My future will be holidays after Saturday,” he concluded.
Chelsea have received a boost ahead of the game, as David Luiz and Gary Cahill look set to be available after recovering from injury.
By Gareth McKnight