David Luiz has sent his Chelsea team-mates a message on how they can pick up a Europa League victory this season, and get back into the Champions League.
Maurizio Sarri came in last summer with a lot of work to do after the Blues finished outside the top four in Antonio Conte’s final season at the club, and despite some up and down moments and some very dodgy tactical decisions, he has reached the Carabao Cup final, is still in the chase for a top four spot and could still win the Europa league.
We have reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League, where they will take on Slavia Prague, and there is potentially added importance weighing on the competition given that they will have to fend of Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham for that Top four spot.
And the experienced Luiz gave his fellow squad members some tips of how to succeed, telling the clubs official website: ‘To understand we have to be ready for every single moment.
‘Bad moments can arrive, emotional moments can arrive, hard moments can arrive, and we have to be ready for that. To win a tournament is not just flowers.
‘I have learned a lot in my career, and football is nice because there is always something new, and you also have to be ready for that!’
Meanwhile,N’Golo Kante insists he is focused on his future here amid that Zinedine Zidane is lining him up for a move to Real Madrid.
Kante is regarded as one of the finest holding midfielders in world football and has helped us become one of the best defensively in the Premier League since his move from Leicester City, but there has been a lot of speculation in the media that he could look for a way out at the end of the season.
And according to recent reports which have emerged, Zidane is reportedly ready to make a big money move for Kante in the summer as the French legend looks to revamp the side ahead of next season.
And Kante – currently on international duty with France – was asked about reported interest from Zidane by French radio station RTL.
And he said: “Today I’m still in Chelsea and what is said elsewhere is not important, I’m focusing on that.”