Conte, however, is adamant that he will not prioritise the remainder of the Premier League campaign over the chance for more silverware.
"We have to try to do both", Conte said.
In the draws recent made on Friday, March, 16, Ernesto Valverde's side have been drawn against Serie A side, Roma, who also got into the last eight by qualifying on the away-goal rule after it ended 1-0 in Rome. However, their final ball was lacking, as they regularly wasted good opportunities to score.
"Whereas Messi, you sometimes see him in the defensive midfielder position, picking up the ball, playing one-twos, just playing with the opposition and biding his time. We have to make sure we play in the Champions League next year".More news: Arsenal dismiss AC Milan to advance to Europa quarters
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The Blues' have barely put up a fight to retain their title this season, and are struggling to qualify for the Champions League, where they now sit outside the top four in the Premier League table. For Valverde, it was a demonstration of how great Chelsea are as a team as he left the encounter glad for his team to making it through the hard tie.
"On Sunday I will try to make the best decision because we want to go the next round". "We have to continue in this way, with this will to fight, this desire to fight together".
"If we can put together a decent case and the club take that to UEFA, backed by the supporter organisations, something might actually register with UEFA".
"We have not got as big of a squad maybe".
Andres Iniesta returned from a hamstring injury to start for Barcelona but the 33-year-old could leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season.