Schalke’s Roberto Di Matteo not thinking about revenge ahead of Chelsea clash

With Schalke manager Roberto Di Matteo facing his former side Chelsea tonight in the Champions League, the Italian has played down any talk of wanting revenge after his controversial sacking, reports BBC Sport.

Di Matteo, 44, won the Champions League and FA Cup in 2012 for Chelsea, but was sacked just months into the following season. Despite his untimely exit, he isn’t looking for revenge.

“I spent many years there, but this is no time for sentimentalities, I want to beat Chelsea. Tomorrow we will focus on our work, nothing else. I have no thoughts of revenge. Chelsea have not lost a competitive game this season and have huge quality in their squad. Everything must click for us, we have to have a super day to beat them,” he said.

Schalke are currently on course to finish second in the group, but could be missing out if results go against them in other games. The German outfit got a point against at Stamford Bridge in their previous meeting, and are hoping they can get a result this evening.

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