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Two huge games in the space of a week

18 Feb 2019

Hi everyone,

Today I’m writing this from London, where we have an important game. To pay Chelsea a visit while having the opportunity to go through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup is special, for many reasons. Step by step, we have progressed through the competition with plenty of motivation, beating tough opponents such as Arsenal, and now we have another big obstacle in our path as we try to achieve our aim of winning the whole thing. Returning to Stamford Bridge always brings back great memories for me and I hope that it will be a good game from which we can qualify for the next round.

Some days have now passed since our clash against PSG at Old Trafford and we are really looking forward to playing again. It was a game that, obviously, left us feeling disappointed. We aren’t out, by any means, but we have to wait until the start of March to try and turn things around. The first goal did us a lot of damage, with the game having been tight up to that point. Clearly, they are a great team and when we tried to find the equaliser they were able to score a second. From that point on, it got tougher.

Before playing against PSG again we have a lot of important games ahead of us, like tonight in London or on Sunday against Liverpool. I know that February 24th will be a date that is of special interest to our fans and I know from experience what it means to win in such an important game.

We will take things as they come, however. Tonight will be a tricky game, as tough as it will be special, and I hope that we can return to Manchester having gone through.

Thanks for your support and I hope you all have a great week,

Juan Mata

Juan