Champions League Is Chelsea's Objective; Milan Should Watch Out For Tottenham - Carlo Ancelotti

Ancelotti claims Chelsea are focusing on the Champions League...
Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti admits the Champions League is a priority, whilst making it clear his Stamford Bridge future is not connected with European aims.

Ancelotti understands it has been tough this season, but he has the backing of the boardroom it seems.

"It's a difficult moment, but [Roman] Abramovich doesn't just decide based on results. He evaluates the work which is done, but we can do better in the Champions League," Ancelotti told La Stampa.

"My future is not linked with what we do in Europe. This [Champions League] is our first objective because Chelsea have never won it, and the final is in London.

"Plus, I feel it is unlikely that we will catch Manchester United in the league.

"I am the guy who wins the Champions League every four years, so it's my turn now. I had the same situation at Milan in 2007."

And it's Milan and Tottenham who get the games restarted tonight. Ancelotti feels his former club need to tread carefully.

"Milan have an advantage, but Tottenham away is always dangerous. It all depends on the rhythm Milan play. [Gareth] Bale is not there in Milan, but it will be trouble in London," he said.

"Tottenham also have other good players - [Peter] Crouch, [Roman] Pavlyuchenko... [Luka] Modric is strong in midfield, then there is Lennon, who is excellent on the wing."

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