NICOLAS Anelka has admitted it will be difficult to send Manchester United crashing out of the Champions League.
The Blues striker is still haunted by his penalty miss against the Red Devils in the 2008 final in Moscow which handed victory to United.
And Anelka realises it will not be easy to beat Sir Alex Ferguson’s men in their quarter-final clash next week, despite having the added motivation of revenge.
He told the club’s official website: “We know them but I don't think it's a good draw because they are a good team and difficult to beat with a lot of quality players.
“But if you want to win the Champions League you have to beat good teams.”
The Frenchman believes that with two English clubs involved, the battle for a spot in the last four of Europe’s premier club competition will be more like a Premier League match.
He added: “These two games with Manchester United will feel like Premier League games, we have already played them in so many games so these will be the same. We will just have to see what happens.”
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