Ancelotti expects Blues to step up

24 April 2010 09:53
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti fully expects his players to step up to the plate and clinch the Premier League title this term. The Italian tactician has responded to critics who suggest his men are cracking under the pressure, but he believes they will thrive and claim the top prize at the end of the campaign. Speaking to reporters, Ancelotti said: "The players feel the pressure now because Chelsea are very close to winning the title for the first time in three years. "They are very close and, maybe, they feel more pressure but this is absolutely normal. It's better to have this than to stay ten points behind and not have anything to play for. "We have a great possibility, a great opportunity to win and so we have to stay calm, quiet and have to prepare well for the games until the end of the season without emotion. "We have to stay very composed, focused and concentrated because we have three important games. "Every game could be difficult, but we have a very big opportunity to win. We don't want to miss out on this chance."

Source: ESA