Chelsea left-back turned wing-back, Ben Chilwell, believes that the London side could very well go on to win the UEFA Champions League trophy this season. The Blues are not having the best season domestically speaking however, after a change of manager, the club has turned around and they are back of their feet.
Thomas Tuchel has really changed the team into a winning side and with the newfound form and positive attitude, the players believe that they are capable of winning the two remaining tournaments that they are in.
Chelsea star wants the team to aim for the Champions League.
The 24-year-old who joined the Blues this season from Leicester City enjoyed moderate success under Frank Lampard but he seemed to have lost his place after the arrival of the German manager. Tuchel enjoys playing with wing-backs rather than with full-backs and thus Marcos Alonso became his first choice. Chilwell however, kept his head up and continued to perform and impress the manager. His performance against Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-finals would have certainly caught Tuchel’s eye. The English player talked about his change of position in an interview with the Telegraph. He said,
I’m working hard in training and, coming into games, I’m asking a lot of questions, where I can be positionally, so I can improve and get more opportunities to play in that role,”
“But on the other side of things when you’ve got two or three players in each position that can do different roles and have different strengths, it makes everyone train a lot harder, which is creating a good buzz around the place.” – Source Goal
Talking about their chances of winning the Champions League and the FA Cup, the left-back seemed optimistic but realistic at the same time. He claimed that there is no reason as to why they could not secure the double however, the team is taking one game at a time and not getting ahead of themselves. He said,
It’s 100 per cent possible. We’re in both competitions and playing well, but it’s not something we’re talking about.”
“I think it’s in the back of everyone’s minds but at the moment – I know it’s cliched – we’re just taking it week by week and the manager’s indicated to us what we need to do.”_Source Goal
The Blues are yet to lose a match under the former Paris Saint-Germain coach and they have only conceded twice in 14 games. The team has turned into a solid defensive unit who are quick on the counter-attacks and reminds us of the prime Chelsea back in 2005. The team could absolutely go on to win the Champions League however, it will be tough in this season as they are still getting used to Tuchel and the attack needs to improve a lot. Overall it’s possible but it’s tough, we will just have to wait and see how their season plays out.
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