Blanc insists his team has nothing to lose and will approach the game against the Old Lady with no fear.
“We will try and prove all the predictions wrong,” revealed Blanc.
“My team has nothing to lose and we will play an open game. We are ready and will try to show all our potential because in this tournament you need to win as many direct clashes as possible.
“It won’t be easy to reach the next round because Bayern Munich and Juve are favourites, but I’m still asking my men to go for it.
“Last year we lost against Chelsea and I still regret it because we practically didn’t show up that night.”