Chelsea will face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals (Picture: Sky Sports)
Graham Potter has reacted to the Champions League draw with Chelsea set to face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals.
The Blues will need to overcome the Champions League holders to overcome in the competition.
If Chelsea get through, they will meet either Manchester City or Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals.
Chelsea beat Real Madrid in the semi-finals on their way to winning the Champions League in 2021 but were knocked out by the same opposition last season.
Asked whether there was a sinking feeling when Chelsea drew Real Madrid, Potter said: ‘The feeling is excitement.
‘I’ve said we will try to win the Champions League and that’s the same for the other seven clubs in the draw I’m sure.
‘We will focus on Real Madrid when we get there but at the moment out thoughts are on tomorrow and Everton. I’d rather focus on Everton because the other stuff is a long way away.’
Champions League draw
Real Madrid v Chelsea
Inter Milan v Benfica
Manchester City v Bayern Munich
AC Milan v Napoli
AC Milan or Napoli v Benfica or Inter Milan
Real Madrid or Chelsea v Manchester City or Bayern Munich
The two-legged Champions League quarter-finals will be played on April 11-12 and April 18-19, while the semi-finals are on May 9-10 and May 16-17.
The Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, will host the 2023 Champions League final on June 10.
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