Chelsea’s new boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that the Premier League title is already out of the club’s reach and finishing in the top four might be beyond them as well.
The former PSG boss had to settle for a point during his first game in charge which ended in a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge against Wolves.
“The title? Whoah, it’s far away you know,’ said Tuchel, when asked if he could win the Premier League. ‘No, we have to be realistic.
“When you sign for Chelsea as a player or like me as a manager, you sign for the expectation to challenge for titles.
“That means Premier League, the Champions League and all the cups. It’s absolutely clear.
“At the same time, we have to be realistic. There are a lot of teams between us and fourth – and a lot of points in between us.
“The best thing is that we don’t lose the focus and look too far, but stay and work on the details on a daily basis and the points will follow.
“This is the starting point. We will focus on our strengths and qualities and we will build a team nobody wants to play against, that’s the challenge.
“It’s for me to do that as fast as possible. For today, I was very pleased.”
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