Sergio Aguero believes Graham Potter will bring ‘success’ to Chelsea but doubts they will overcome Real Madrid to progress in the Champions League .
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Following a dismal start to Potter’s reign at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are starting to find their feet under the former Brighton boss.
The Blues had won three games in a row before the 2-2 draw with Everton before the international break and edged out Borussia Dortmund in a tense Champions League last-16 clash .
Chelsea’s reward for knocking out Dortmund is a daunting quarter-final tie with defending champions and 14-time winners Real Madrid.
Real Madrid look set to miss out on the La Liga title after slipping 12 points behind El Clasico rivals Barcelona but continue to impress in Europe, thumping Liverpool 6-2 on aggregate in the previous round .
Aguero told Stake : ‘Graham Potter hasn’t managed Chelsea for that much time, has he? And he’s been there during a time with many players coming and going, lots of high-profile injuries.
‘Going straight into major competitions isn’t what one would advise. He needs more time to get great results. That’s what we saw during his time at Brighton, and he’ll surely find a way to repeat that success at Chelsea.
‘I can’t just ignore the past and present of Real Madrid – they are the likely winners of this tie.
‘But it isn’t over until we see how the games play out. Sometimes, the most minor thing can make a world of difference.
‘Granted, Madrid is tried and true in these kinds of matches. Their history – and recent showings – prove as much. They’ll be the toughest of oppositions.
‘That said, Chelsea has bolstered their squad with fantastic players. They have some level of adaptation to do, that may trip them up. But I wouldn’t expect that to make it an easy match for Real Madrid. Still, Madrid’s got the edge here.’
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