Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has admitted he will be using Arsenal as his inspiration when they try to overturn a two-goal deficit against Napoli in the Champions League.
The Gunners came close to turning around a four-goal deficit against another Italian side, AC Milan, but narrowly failed going out of the competition 4-3 on aggregate.
And Di Matteo believes that Chelsea can draw from the performance put in by their Premier League rivals as they attempt to reach the quarter finals on Wednesday night.
“That gives us the belief that we can turn it around as well,” Di Matteo said. “Wins bring you confidence and hopefully we can turn it around on Wednesday.”
Di Matteo also claimed that he has seen no recurrence of the player divisions which played such a large part in former manager Andre Villas-Boas’s downfall.
The former West Brom manager insisted that all his players must stick together if they are to salvage anything from this season, and it looks like they have listened following a 1-0 victory over Stoke, his second win in less than a week.
“I think you could see today they were all fighting for the team and for the result,” he added. “I was happy with that.”