Only a “Double” can ease Ancelotti’s Champions League painMarch 20th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 20 (ANI): After a humiliating Champions League defeat, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has challenged his players to win the double to ease his pain.
The Italian admits he slept for just two hours on Tuesday night after losing to Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan.
“Everybody at the club is very disappointed to be out of the Champions League and now we have to shift our objectives. Now we have changed our aims and the chance to do the Double is a good motivation for everyone,” The Sun quoted Ancelotti, as saying.
“I’ve been told only six clubs have won the League and FA Cup Double in 140 years in England. It will not be easy but if we win our last 11 games we can achieve that. Our destiny is in our own hands,” he added.
Ancelotti reckons that his team is ready to perform at Blackburn following a training-ground pep talk from owner Roman Abramovich.
“The owner came to the training ground to speak with me and the players. What he said was a private issue but I can tell you that he came to support us and his presence was good,” he said.
“We are two points behind Manchester United at the top of the League with a game in hand and we are through to the FA Cup semi-finals.”
“Now we have 52 days of the season remaining and I have stressed to the players that we have to do our best for every one of them,” he added.
“We are still involved in two important competitions and it is important to have a good reaction after such a big disappointment, starting with the game at Blackburn.” (ANI)
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