Azpilicueta: There is still a lot to do

‘We play every game to win. We scored one away goal and it is important, we won, we didn’t concede any chances or goals. We’ve played the first leg and it’s a positive result, but we know there is lots to do and we work to improve and go through.’

So, while the Spanish defender was pleased with the performance, much like on the domestic scene he insists there is still plenty more work and improvement needed if we are to reach the standards the team expects of themselves and have a chance of ending the season with silverware.

‘We are here so, of course, every team that is in the last-16 stage has a chance to win it, so let’s go step by step,’ added Azpilicueta. ‘We cannot get too carried away about this result. It’s positive, we are in a good dynamic, but we know that as a team we can still go further.

‘We have an amazing squad with the quality, number of players, competition inside of the team, so let’s go and keep progressing and improving.’