Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Villas-Boas in Champions League pledge
Andre Villas-Boas last night vowed to lead Chelsea to the Champions League. He landed in Malaysia with his squad yesterday ahead of their involvement in the Barclays Asia Trophy. But Villas-Boas, 33, already has his sights set on a more illustrious piece of silverware - the Champions League trophy. A cup Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich wants above all others. The new boss is adamant he can succeed where others before him have failed. Villas-Boas, who signed a three-year deal, said: "In the next years, for sure, the trophy will arrive in this club. Chelsea have been in a couple of semi-finals and also one final in recent times. I don't see why we can't go on to win it." The new manager has challenged his Chelsea squad to make themselves 'untouchable' as he begins his quest to secure what has become Roman's holy grail. He added:
"Untouchable is a person who continuously performs at a high level. Based on the trophies these players have won before and the success they have had, aren't these the players you want in the end?"
source: The Sun