“It doesn’t matter” – Porto defender Pepe sends warning to Chelsea

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Porto defender Pepe has sent a warning to Chelsea ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game between both sides.

According to Pepe, Chelsea’s expensive squad doesn’t matter ahead of the quarter-final clash on Wednesday.

“If I didn’t believe it [that Porto can win the Champions League], I wouldn’t wake up every day to come and train at Olival [Porto’s training ground] with the passion I have for football,” Pepe said at the pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

“I always believe that it is possible to win the Champions League with FC Porto.

“The credit is due to our coach who makes us the first to believe his ideas. Today there are no easy games and there is a lot of evidence for that.

“Believing in our work and strictly following what the coach asks of us, we always have many possibilities to win games and to overcome challenges like this.

“Chelsea have a squad that is valued at almost 700 million euros, but that doesn’t matter. We all know that Chelsea have great players, but we have prepared the game well and we will see what happens in the 90 minutes.

“In football there are no certainties, but I hope that we can be well and be the team that we got used to by our coach and our fans.”

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