Thomas Tuchel has warned “there is no time to waste” in winning major trophies at Chelsea.
The new Chelsea boss underlined his ambition to finish in the top four this season, win the Champions League and FA Cup before making a title challenge next year.
Tuchel is determined to deliver success and entertaining football and his promise will please owner Roman Abramovich who is determined to make Chelsea the best club in English football again.
“We have to be ready to compete,” said Tuchel.
“Chelsea is the club where you compete for trophies and there is no time to waste. As a manager there is no time to waste.
“Honestly, now we compete for the FA Cup, we will get ready to absolutely compete at the highest level in the Champions League.
“We want to create a team that is absolutely no fun to play against and we want to create a team that is confident enough to beat anybody in two games, which is possible, and from latest, the start of next season we want to be ready to close the gap to Man City, Liverpool.
“I’m very realistic. I’m at a club whose DNA it is to win and go for trophies.
“I’m here to challenge for every trophy we play for in the competitions. That means that, yes, realistically this year it’s the Champions League and the FA Cup.
“To speak now about the Premier League title, there are too many teams in between us so this is not realistic this season. We will lose the focus if we start here.
“But our job is about relations within the club and with the team, and to push everyone to the limit.
“Success is also to make the stadium happy. People should be excited to come to Stamford Bridge, excited to watch our team.
“People should be excited and feel the team playing with a special energy and atmosphere. These are also the soft points of success.
“But in the end, at Chelsea you play for trophies and titles.”
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