Chelsea goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois says his team still has their eye on the league title and they will fight till the very end.
While speaking with Chelsea TV, he said even if Manchester City doesn’t drop points eventually as they defeated Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday to extend their winning run to 16 games, he believes Chelsea must prove that they are better than the rest of the pack.
“It’s important to try to keep on winning and pushing forwards,”
“At the moment City is winning. They are far ahead. But you never know in football. You can have a bad month, three or four games you lose, you lose points”.
“We have to be there winning our games, to maybe have a little chance. The season is still long.
“Our main goal, if we cannot be champions, is to be second. We have to keep on winning.”
The Belgium goalkeeper declares the Blues still have plenty to play for after their Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Southampton – the eighth win for Chelsea in the last 10 Premier League games – and ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final clash with Bournemouth.
“It’s important to win in the League Cup, to go through to the semi-final. The FA Cup will start in January,” Courtois went on, “In the Champions League, we have a tough draw against Barcelona. We are a big team as well. We have chances to win and go further as well”.
“We still have a pretty busy season.”
Chelsea were Premier League champions last season, but they are set to be without Saturday’s match-winner Marcos Alonso against the Cherries on Wednesday.
The left wing-back, who curled in an excellent free-kick against Saints will be serving a one-match suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.
However, last summer recruit Davide Zappacosta has filled in for Alonso at times this season and could be in line to play in his position again.