World news – GB – Barnsley manager Struber excited facing Chelsea in Cup: Special challenge – Tribal Football


The Championship side go into the tie as underdogs but Struber feels his players will give a good account of themselves.

« It is a big game for me and my boys and the club, » said the Austrian.

« We play against a special team with special key players and it is a nice feeling for everyone to play against Chelsea.

« This is my first time at Stamford Bridge and against an opponent on this level. It is a special feeling and challenge, but I like challenges at this level and we have to be brave on the field.

« I trust my boys and my whole squad that we can play a good game. After that, we will see with the result. »

While Barnsley have started slowly in the league, losing their first two games, Struber remains upbeat about the prospects of his team.

« It is always important that you believe and I believe in my boys, » the 43-year-old added.

« After Chelsea, we have a big game in the Championship. Against Chelsea, we have a chance to grow up in our style.

« It is the best place for education, but I hope we do not have moments running against us, but a situation to show we are professional players, but to show Chelsea that Barnsley is not only a nice place, but also ready for good football. »

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