After winning the Premier League title somewhat comfortably in the end, Chelsea defender Gary Cahill wants the Londoners to go all the way in the Champions League next season. It’s one trophy that has alluded manager Jose Mourinho in his time at Stamford Bridge, and something he’s now failed to deliver in his five seasons with the Blues, reports Sky
Mourinho was forced to watch his predecessors succeed in European competitions with Chelsea before he made his return, with fan-favourite Roberto Di Matteo winning the Champions League in months in the job, while Rafael Benitez won the Europa League the following season. The current Chelsea boss has been very dismissive of their past triumphs in Europe, and is desperate to put his mark on the London side by matching and surpassing their achievements.
The Portuguese coach, 52, led the club to the quarter-finals this season, but came unstuck to Paris Saint-Germain over two legs. Last season, they were beaten by eventual runners-up Atletico Madrid. Mourinho has won the Champions League twice as a manager – Porto (2004) & Inter Milan (2010) – and will be desperate to do it with his adopted club Chelsea.
Gary Cahill is hoping he can. The England defender said: We want to make winning the Champions League more of a goal next season. We’d love to win it. We wanted to go as far as we can this season, but the league was vitally important for us too. The aim is to do better in the competition next season and of course the squad is capable of doing that.”
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