Graham Potter has given his reaction to Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final draw, with the west Londoners set to face Real Madrid.
Chelsea have been given a tough challenge against the reigning European champions, who eliminated the Blues at the same stage of last season’s competition.
“The feeling is excitement, but I would rather speak on Everton as that is the game tomorrow and the other stuff is a long way away.”
Chelsea will come up against former manager Carlo Ancelotti in the tie, with the Italian having led Real Madrid to a record-extending 14th European Cup last season. That win saw Ancelotti become the first coach to win the Champions League on four occasions, having lifted two titles with AC Milan and two at the Bernabeu.
Potter was full of praise for the 63-year-old and said he has huge respect for Ancelotti’s achievements in the game.
“I do not know him personally, but I have faced him when he was at Everton. I know he is a gentleman. It goes without saying, the amount of respect I have for him and what he has achieved is amazing, the length of time between winning the Champions League, 20 years, that is amazing and incredible.”