Grant backs Blues challenge

20 March 2008 07:51
Chelsea manager Avram Grant still believes his side have a realistic chance of winning the Premier League title, despite the Blues being held to a 4-4 draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Grant's men looked set for a crucial victory at White Hart Lane, before Robbie Keane scored two minutes from time to leave Chelsea five points adrift of league leaders Manchester United. However, Grant is refusing to throw in the towel, with both United and Arsenal still to visit Stamford Bridge this season. He commented: "We have one point, we wanted three. We are five points off the top, still in the race and we will continue fighting. "Every game in which we drop points is a big game. If we had won, would it have been a big game? We lost against Barnsley and it became a big game. Every game we drop points is a big game. "I can be happy only that in the league we haven't dropped that many points, otherwise there would have been more big games. Every game here is big. "What is a critical game? Every game at Chelsea is critical. If we'd lost other games, we wouldn't be in this position. "Every game we win is a normal game. Every time we drop points it is a big game." "There are many positives to take from the game, but we didn't win, which is disappointing. We showed a great spirit and, of course, we will continue to fight."

Source: ESA