Thomas Tuchel Makes title promise to Chelsea Fc warns Manchester City and Liverpool next season will be different.
Chelsea boss,Thomas Tuchel has promised that the blues will be able to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool next season.
The German admits it is impossible to catch up with Premier League runaway leaders Manchester City this season, but is convinced he will turn Chelsea into a true title contender in his first full season in charge.
Tuchel’s team will take on Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night, with a chance to open a four-point lead over champions Jurgen Klopp in the race for the top four.
But he still sees the Merseysiders and City as the benchmarks that Chelsea will have to overcome next season.
Tuchel said: “Will we close the gap to Man City this season? No, we will not. It’s impossible.
“But from next season on, we start with zero points all of us and City were in trouble this season and nobody took advantage of it.
“If it’s somewhere proven, it’s proven in sports that you can do extraordinary steps, that you improve staff and grow with a certain momentum if you catch the momentum.
“There are some ifs, but we absolutely want to make it possible. It’s a small line between the arguments that exist and admitting reality, and maybe admitting it’s a long way to go, and still not allowing it to become an excuse.
“This is what we are up for and now we are challenging for top four, which was a big, big task when we first stepped in, and from next year we will challenge for all titles, all competitions, sure.
“We should at least try to not prepare for excuses,” he added.
“It’s a small line between arguments, which I totally see, and realistic arguments that are simply there – the amount of points shows how big the gap was and still is and maybe it is sometimes good to look at the reality and to speak it loud. But still 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 to my work and to the outcome and to the players, and 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.”