- Antonio Conte admits Champions League may be out of Chelsea’s reach.
- Blues were defeated 3-1 by Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
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Antonio Conte has admitted that Sunday’s defeat to Tottenham was a hammer blow to Chelsea’s hopes of securing Champions League football for next season.
The reigning Premier League champions were defeated 3-1 by Spurs at Stamford Bridge. It was the first time that we have lost to them on our home turf for 28-years.
The players, the manager, everyone looked disinterested and disheartened. We surrendered to a Tottenham sign who were evidently streets ahead of ourselves.
The fight to finish inside the top four is now out of our hands. Our competitors are flying and we find ourselves relying on them to drop plenty of points between now and the end of the season.
Antonio Conte understands the difficulty of the situation. The Italian is quoted by the London Evening Standard recognising how unlikely it is that we will qualify for the Champions League.
Having been asked whether we have any hope of finishing in the top four, Conte answered:
“I don’t know, I don’t know.”
He went on to add…
“We must be realistic and understand the teams that stay ahead of us are going very fast, at great speed. Today we had a great chance to close the gap with Tottenham and we lost this chance.”
Try and keep your heads up, Blues.