Edmilson: match is a final
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barcelona midfielder Edmilson insists his side are not contemplating failure.
Barcelona star Edmilson admits Tuesday's match against Werder Bremen will be treated like a final.
Barcelona have to win at home to secure qualification from the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
The Brazilian midfielder insists any other result will be considered a failure for the holders.
He said: "This week we will play a final against Werder Bremen.
"In the world of football anything is possible but for us it will be a failure to go out of the Champions League.
"We are all working towards a victory because it is our obligation. In my head I know we will win and qualify for the next round.
Edmilson refuses to underestimate Bremen, who he considers very dangerous opposition, and stresses the importance of getting off to a good start.
"The Germans are a more dangerous team this year than in the past - the match will be decided in the opening minutes.
"If Barcelona score an early goal then it will be possible to dominate the match.
"I don't want to think about anything other than victory in this match," he added.