Gary Cahill says Chelsea want to compete for Champions League next term.



Gary Cahill says Chelsea are determined to mount a serious challenge to win the Champions League next season.

Cahill has just won the Premier League title for the first time in his career but became a Champions League winner within six months of joining Chelsea from Bolton in January 2012.

The Blues suffered a disappointing Round of 16 exit to Paris Saint-Germain in this year’s competition and the England central defender revealed he is desperate to improve upon that and win the trophy once again.

"We want to make winning the Champions League more of a goal next season. We'd love to win it," he told the London Evening Standard.

"We wanted to go as far as we can this season, but the league was vitally important for us too. A lot of the lads were talking at the start saying it was a long time since we'd won the Premier League.

"We got a sense that it was the most important trophy to win in a way, but we were disappointed to go out of the Champions League the way we did, even though we were unbeaten in the competition.

"It was a mad twist and that's what can happen at that level. But the aim is to do better in the competition next season and of course the squad is capable of doing that."

England vice-captain Cahill has collected every major honour with Chelsea after winning the FA Cup in his first season and the Capital One Cup earlier this year.

"I have completed the set of medals but it's a fantastic achievement for the club,” he said. “I have been here for three-and-a-half years and managed to do it in such a short time, which is amazing.

"At the start of the season I wanted the title so badly, like the rest of the squad. I think everyone could tell that was the case during the campaign. To finally do it is fantastic."

Source: Sky Sports


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