ROBERTO Di Matteo has hailed a victory which he said would 'go down in the club's history.'
Chelsea's interim coach, who again insisted he is not thinking about his own future, oversaw a famous comeback as the Blues overturned a 3-1 first leg deficit to beat Napoli in extra time.
“It means a lot to the club to be still able to play in the Champions League – and you could see how much it meant to the players tonight,” said the Italian.
“I think everybody was happy and delighted that we managed to stay in the Champions League and that we put such a big performance on tonight.
“I've had some great nights, I have to say, but it will probably go down in the club's history – to be able to come back from the two goal deficit in the first leg.
“The players showed passion and showed that they care about it and we gave ourselves a big boost for the rest of the season.”
The night was played out on a knife edge, yet Di Matteo says both he and the players were quietly confident they would get through to the quarter-finals.
“I think the whole advantage was on our side tonight,” he said. “Napoli are probably stronger at home than away from home and even though they are very dangerous, we went back to basics, tried to be solid and not concede goals.
“We were always confident that with the quality we have in the team, we can score to win games.”