I write to you this day with a twinge in my soul.
Wanna know why?????
Simple, because Arsenal got Barcelona!!
The Barcelona!!! MSN ring a bell?? Yh, we got those guys.
Like, not that I am scared of them or anything but then I wanted to avenge ManUtd and was really hoping for Wolfsburg.
I mean, why play Barca when we could have played A.madrid, Wolfsburg, even Zenit….
This is not even fair but then it’s all good, we have gotten the draw and we have to start making preparations to that end.
Looking at the way the Barca reps were smiling when they saw they got Arsenal, it is fair to say they already believe they have gone to the next round, they already believe they have beaten us but I say NO, not so.
Even if we go down, come February we won’t go down without a fight…
I bet we would.
On a more serious note tho, Barcelona are not going to be pushovers at all and we have to be on our A game for every second in every minute in every hour for over two legs against them if we are going to have any chance of advancing.
The first key has to be having all our major players back fit and firing on all cylinders ‘cos believe me, it’s not going to be easy.
I can just see Messi smiling now as he remembers that game where he scored 4*sobs*, let’s just hope he doesn’t get that luxury this time.
Not like I am a bad person or anything but then, an injury to the mighty MSN won’t be bad across the two legs.
Looking on the bright side, we did it against Bayern when it mattered most, even when the whole world had given hope on us, how about we repeat that performance against Barca.
The records don’t stand against us, in 5 meetings they have come out tops 3 times and winning the most important one, being that Champions league final in 2006.
In those games, the aggregate score has been 12-7, not too bad is it*tears*??
Anyways, the game is still a long way away in February and a lot more could happen between now and then.
The other draws are as shown below:-
Dynamo Kyiv vs Manchester City
Benfica vs Zenit
PSV vs Atletico Madrid
Juventus vs Bayern Munich
Arsenal vs Barcelona
PSG vs Chelsea
Roma vs Real Madrid
Gent vs Wolfsburg
Tantalizing Round of 16 fixtures we have there.
See you in February tho.
Till then #KeepBelieving #COYG