Barcelona's Gerard Pique: 'I have the feeling we can do this"

Barcelona's Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring the opener on December 1, 2012
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Gerard Pique says that Barcelona will have to attack Milan from the start to stand a chance of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes that his side can defeat AC Milan and progress to the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Spanish giants will head into the second leg of their last-16 tie at Camp Nou on Tuesday 2-0 down from the first leg played at the San Siro last month.

"I have the feeling we can do this," he told reporters on Monday. "I believe we have enough talent to qualify for the quarter-finals. We face one of the greatest teams, they have won European Cups and Italian leagues, but we have one of the best squads Barcelona has ever had and I really think we can do this.

"We have to try to attack from the start. The fans always back the team if they see we're fighting. I want the fans to believe in us, to support us. We need 90,000 people to believe in us and believe we can qualify for the quarter-finals.

"We have to contend with a 2-0 deficit and play against a magnificent team. We will create as many chances as we can. We also know we can't afford to concede a goal. It's a question of believing in ourselves. If we do that, then it's easier for things to go the way we want them to."

Barcelona warmed up for Tuesday's game with a 2-0 home win against Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Saturday.

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