Hayes urges Chelsea to be positive in order to progress against Lyon

Chelsea Women’s boss Emma Hayes has urged her side not to sit back when they take on Lyon in the Champions League quarter-final second leg tomorrow.

The Blues take a 1-0 lead into the game from the first leg against the French side, who have won six of the last seven Champions League trophies.

But Hayes says her team must be positive if they are to progress.

“We want these situations, we want to be in this game tomorrow and we want to be in a position where we can impose ourselves and our game in our stadium the way we want to,” she said.

“We have to have the right mentality. We have to be brave.

“You have to appreciate that their record speaks for itself but it’s important for us as a team to impose ourselves, be aggressive in the right moments, be positive in everything we do on and off the ball and we will seek the opportunity that’s in front of us and I know the entire dressing room is very much looking forward to it.

 “We know what to expect, it’s the champions of Europe over a long period of time for a very good reason so it’s not like we’re playing a team that is not used to being in that position. We know the threat but we’ve worked hard over a long period of time.”

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