Chu: We are in a difficult situation

However, even if the Hong Kong club beats East Bengal, they will have to hope that Johor Darul Ta'zim lose their match against Balestier Khalsa FC in order to be crowned winners of Group F. 

"We know the situation is very difficult and are left with no other choice but going all out for a victory over the visitors," Chu told the South China Morning Post. "We have to do our best and the rest is out of our hands."

Chu added that Kitchee wouldn't be in this situation if their last meeting against East Bengal on March 10 hadn't ended as a 1-1 draw. 

"We might have won the group had it not been for an unexpected draw against East Bengal in the away match, but it's too late to complain now," he said. "We need a beautiful victory over the Indians to prove how unlucky we were in that match."

If Kitchee finish second in their group, it is likely that they will face Indonesian club Persib Bandung for a spot in the quarter-finals. 

"An away match against the Indonesians will be very demanding due to the difficult conditions there, but we won't think too much about that until the group competition is over," Chu said.

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