Ivanovic refuses to dwell on missing final
Branislav Ivanovic has refused to dwell on his Champions League final heartache as he backed Chelsea to secure European glory.
Ivanovic was still coming to terms with the needless booking which ruled him out of the Munich showpiece against Bayern Munich. Unlike fellow yellow card victims Ramires and Raul Meireles, Ivanovic had been blissfully unaware he was walking a disciplinary tightrope going into Tuesday night's semi-final second leg at Barcelona. Ivanovic, cautioned for dissent after Barca were awarded a second-half penalty, said: "The Champions League and football is like life. You cannot look back. You have to look forward. "I think we have great players and a good squad. That's why we are in the final and we have to play like a group, and we have to believe. Not a lot of guys believe in us, but we believe." Confirming he had no idea he had been one yellow card away from suspension, the defender said of the referee's decision to punish him: "I didn't expect him to book me for that and I didn't know I was in the danger zone."