Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who took over from Frank Lampard in January, believes his team will be able to meet the high standards set by Manchester City and Liverpool.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel thinks next season the Blues will challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.
“If you read these numbers out loud then it seems not,” Tuchel said ahead of Thursday’s showdown with Liverpool according to the official club website. “But we should not limit our thoughts. We should try and not prepare for excuses.”
“The amount of points shows how big the gap is. But it has to be the ambition to close it as fast as possible.”
“It’s a thin line between the argument and giving already an excuse to myself and the players. I don’t want to do that. It’s not my nature and you can only push yourself to the limit if you don’t accept it from the beginning.”
“Will we close the gap to City this season? No. But next season on we start with zero points. City was in trouble this season and nobody took advantage. It’s proven in sports that you can do an extraordinary step, improve staff and grow if you catch the momentum.”
“Now we are challenging for the top four, which was a big task when we stepped in, and from next year we will challenge for all titles.”