Villas-Boas dissapointed in Goodison result
After a dissapointing defeat at Goodison Park on Saturday Chelsea boss AVB has stressed the importance of the Blues finishing the season in the top four.
Villas-Boas also confirmed he is not worried about losing his position in the Blues’ managerial seat: “No, well, this is a weekend and it doesn’t shift from weekend to weekend.
“Now we are fifth, level on points with the fourth team. We know exactly what our targets are for the season.
“There are still plenty of games to play. There is an objective and we have to set out to reach the objective. Champions League qualification is the least you can ask for.
“We need Champions League qualification and that’s what we expect. The objective is first place but first place is not a real objective anymore and neither is second.”
After a 2-0 defeat to Everton, a last minute Thierry Henry goal for Arsenal at the Stadium of Light meant that the Blues’ dropped below Arsenal in the league table and now sit in fifth place; not in the, much needed, Champions League spot.
As we currently train league leaders Manchester City by 17 points not even the most optimistic of Blues’ fans can still believe winning the title is possible.
Recent reports have speculated that Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich could be set to axe AVB. However, the Portugease is not worried about losing his position.
Villas-Boas hopes that good FA Cup and Champions League campaigns can bring some light to a poor season.
He said: He said: “There are two different competitions now ahead of us and two competitions where we want to show a different quality.
“We have one week to prepare for Birmingham and then Napoli.
“They are two competitions where we are in a very good position and we have to rebuild confidence.
“We are in the last 16 of the FA Cup and we hope to continue to progress. That shows the spirit and resilience in a different competition.”
The Chelsea boss further added: “Hopefully we can repay them (supporters) with a good FA Cup win and progression in the Champions League.”
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