The Blues goalkeeper knows his team has to win every match left on the calendar if they want to qualify to the UEFA Champions League next season.
Chelsea‘s current objective is to finish in the top four of the English Premier League to make sure they qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
And for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, this means his team has to win every match left in the 2018-2019 calendar.
“Obviously it’s a game that’s really important for us,” he told the club’s official website about the match against Burnley tonight.
“We’re getting to the stage now where we have to win these games, it’s a must-win game. We had Slavia Prague on Thursday and Burnley is going to be a tough physical game too, and it’s a game we have to give everything to win.”
“We know how difficult it’s going to be. We’ve got four games left and we need to win all those games really if we want to be in the Champions League next season. We know it’s going to be a great battle, a really tough battle. We’ve got four games left and one of those is at Old Trafford, so it’s going to be tough,” he added.
“It’s what we’ve been working for all season, our objective was to qualify for the Champions League. We know it’s not going to be easy. We also have another objective, which is the Europa League, so we have another opportunity.”
“I think we’ve had a good season,’ he explained. ‘At the start, we had a good feeling, and then perhaps we weren’t very consistent. There have been a number of highs and lows throughout the season, which has perhaps affected our fight to get in the Champions League, so it’s not been easy,” he concluded.
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