Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to attain a “dream” by finishing in the prime four at the finish of the season.
The Premier League champions have struggled so far, lying in 14th location, 14 points off fourth position.
“Maybe we have a likelihood to dream with a wonderful finish and finish fourth. Even though it is mathematically possibly, we have to try,” mentioned Mourinho.
The Blues travel to face surprise leaders Leicester in the league on Monday (kick-off 20:00 GMT).
‘I was convinced of fourth’
In a season full of shock results for Mourinho’s males, last weekend’s 1- defeat at Stamford Bridge to Bournemouth was arguably the most surprising scoreline of their campaign.
The Cherries became the first promoted side to beat Chelsea at property considering that Charlton in April 2001. It left the London side just two points above the relegation zone.
“Just before we lost the final three points against Bournemouth, I was convinced of fourth, of a excellent December for us,” mentioned Mourinho. “I have to be sincere and say the last defeat was some thing that I was far away from believing was feasible.
“The reality is that some clubs are carrying out so nicely, and some are not capable of performing what men and women are utilized to. It is not attainable for clubs to win 3, 4, five, 10 matches in a row now.”
‘I’ve began so I will finish’
Chelsea’s poor begin to the season has inevitably led to inquiries about Mourinho’s future at Stamford Bridge but the Portuguese manager is adamant he will remain in his job.
“I imagine myself finishing my contract with Chelsea,” he added. “I have three and half years on my contract.
“Right after that I envision myself coaching, not each and every club, there are some clubs I will in no way handle.
“I feel that the negative outcomes are not standard, but the likelihood for each and every manager to do his work and finish what he began is. What is not normal is what is happening now.”