Mikel eyes glory on two fronts
August 17, 2012 08:39:57 UK
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has set the Blues the massive target of trying to win the Premier League and defend their Champions League crown this season.
A famous night in Munich in May saw Chelsea crowned as European champions for the first time in their history, but in the league they had to settle for a sixth-placed finish, some 25 points adrift of Manchester City.
We want to defend the Champions League, we want to win the Premier League.Jon Obi Mikel
Mikel, whose side are 251.00 to win the league title, admitted that a repeat of their top-flight struggles will not be acceptable, saying: "It hurts us that it was such a big gap last season.
"We don't want a repeat of last season when we slipped out of the top four, but for us, the top four is not the target.
"The most important thing is to win the trophy. We want to regain the trophy."
However, Mikel also believes that Chelsea can challenge both in Europe and in the domestic cups, having won the FA Cup last season by beating Liverpool 2-1 in the Wembley showpiece.
"We want to defend the Champions League, we want to win the Premier League and, hopefully, we want to challenge for every cup," a bullish Mikel added.
The Blues are 10001.00 to be crowned champions of Europe again next May, with Barcelona 101.00 and Real Madrid 101.00.
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