England star says Blues aren’t distracted by former boss.
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has insisted that he and his teammates will not allow themselves to be distracted with the prospect of a reunion with former boss Roberto Di Matteo as they look to secure their way through to the next round of the Champions League against Schalke this week, the Daily Express reports.
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The Blues will meet the Bundesliga giants on Tuesday night with Di Matteo now at the helm after being installed last month.
A win will see the Blues through to the next stage, and although Di Matteo masterminded the Blues’ Champions League triumph in 2012, Cahill says they have no intention of easing up.
“Playing against a team managed by Robbie has added a bit of spice to the game,” Cahill said.
“Everyone is aware what Robbie did at this football club and he is respected for it.
“He was assistant when I first joined the club (in January 2012) and not too long after he took the manager’s job and had great success in that.
“It was good to learn from the way he manages and he played me in games.
“It will be good too see him but we are going there to get a result and to play well.
“We are going there to do a job, regardless of who is there. We know we need to win and get a positive result there after drawing our last game.”
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