Chelsea ace, Eden Hazard has sent a clear message to Maurizio Sarri’s men that they have to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.
The 28-year-old said the only solution for Chelsea to qualify for the Europe top-flight competition is to be in the Premier League top four or win the Europa League.
Hazard stated this following Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
Goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah gave Jurgen Klopp’s side all three points against the Blues at Anfield.
“We have to qualify – that’s it, that simple,” Hazard told Chelsea’s official website.
“We want to play in the Champions League next season so the only solution is to be in the top four or win the Europa League.
“It’s not just about me, the club has to be in the Champions League. We miss the Champions League this season, so for the fans, for the board, for the players, the staff, this club has to be in the Champions League every year.
“But in the Premier League you never know how many teams can be in the top-four race, six or seven, so it is a hard challenge, but we can do it.
“Every year is different, every year is hard, but I think the Premier League is getting harder every year. But in the end, the target is always the same, to win something and then play Champions League next season.
“We are Chelsea. Every year we need to start thinking at the beginning of the season that we can have trophies. In the last 10 years, we’ve won a lot of trophies, so we need to think we can keep doing it.
“It’s just about mentality if we want to win something we can do it.”Source: