Chelsea defender, Cesar Azpilicueta has come out to explain why his team didn’t challenge for the EPL title this season. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, the club’s 54 matches in all competitions this term is the reason why the Blues are so far back in the title race, even if the reality is that Chelsea are closing the gap.
Azpilicueta added that Chelsea just has to show consistency to be able to compete against Man City and Liverpool in years to come.
His words, “The reality from last season is that we closed the gap from them (Liverpool and Man City) in the Premier League, but not enough to be challenging for the title.”
“We arrived in the Carabao Cup final and lost on penalties. In the two games in the Premier League [against Liverpool] we drew both.”
“In a final, it is different – one game. We have to show the consistency to be able to compete against Man City and Liverpool [in the league] because they have shown great consistency winning back-to-back games and keeping a great level of consistency.”
“That is what we are looking for. To keep on closing the gap and improving our team. We have a great group. Everybody is pushing hard. We have great competition.”
“We had to deal with injuries and the Covid situation. We never had a game postponed. We are the team with the most games in Europe. Everything is a consequence of our success.”
“We have been in the Carabao Cup final, in the FA Cup final, quarter-final of the Champions League, Club World Cup and Super Cup. That’s part of the consequences of ourselves, that we always push for everything.”
“We never choose an easy competition. We go for every competition until the end and we will keep doing the same.”
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