Wenger: 'I'm highly confident we can beat anybody'

Last updated : 12 December 2007 By Chris Parry
"We finished with 13 points which was good but not good enough to win the group. That promises us a very interesting last-16 game. I'm not at all disappointed that we can now draw one of the big clubs.

"It's a good opportunity to prove ourselves. Two years ago we played Juventus and won. Last season we played PSV Eindhoven yet lost. It's a cup game. I'm highly confident we can beat anybody. I have great belief in my team and their ability to grow stronger.

"We had a good first half and overall our game was well organised. Our combination play was good. We were not clinical enough to finish what we created but overall I was happy.

"In the second half our game dropped and from what I could see from upstairs that was for physical reasons. The main reason for that was we had players like Robin van Persie, Diaby and Alexandre Song back from injury."

"The game was no problem for Van Persie. He looked sharp - his eye was there and his pass was there. He needs to grow in confidence for his tackling but on the footballing side it looked like he'd never been out. He's ready for Chelsea."