Chelsea star Marcos Alonso has still not given up on the hopes of winning the Premier League title this year, and claimed the Blues will need to “win every game” to stay in the race
The Spaniard concedes that if the Blues are to successfully defend their English top-flight crown, then they cannot afford to drop another point, GOAL understands.
Last year it was Chelsea, who swept the entire Premier League and took the trophy in the end, now Antonio Conte’s side have, however, endured a 14-point deficit adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City.
Chelsea’s Italian coach has already thrown in the towel, claiming that any title talk at Stamford Bridge is “bull****”, and Alonso admits that only a faultless run through 20 fixtures would put the Blues back in the picture, GOAL continues.
“We have to do what is in our hands and win our games. It was very disappointing the defeat against West Ham but the response this week was good, and this is the way to follow in our next few games,” the Spaniard told the club’s official website after their victory against Southampton.
“Big teams have to do this and we did it this week. It is still a long way to go and we have to win every game now,” Alonso added.
Despite his optimism, Alonso’s team can only hope for a top-four finish, according to many supporters. The Spaniard is trying his best though, as it can be seen from his stunning free-kick goal against the Saints.
“It was a very good minute to score and I am happy to help the team get the three points. I had another couple of chances and I was a bit unlucky. The ball came to my right foot which is not my stronger one,” he added on his stunning free-kick.