Grant seeks Blues respect

24 January 2008 08:19
Chelsea manager Avram Grant has called for more respect for the results his side have achieved in recent months, following their Carling Cup semi-final win over Everton. A 1-0 victory at Goodison Park secured a 3-1 aggregate win over the Merseysiders, with Joe Cole grabbing the all-important clincher against the Toffees. Grant, who took charge of the Blues earlier this season following the shock departure of Jose Mourinho, believes that some pundits have failed to notice how well his team are doing at the present time. He said: "Everybody has to respect what Chelsea have been doing in the last few months. We are winning a lot of games, not just in the league, but in the Champions League and the cups. "People thought we would not succeed as much as before, but we are now in a Wembley final, we are four points off top spot in the league and in the next round of the Champions League. "We are in a very good position in everything. We will do everything to win every game. You can see how we have fought against Everton twice and Liverpool in the Carling Cup and we are now in the final. "Do not compare me with Mourinho or any other coach, we will do everything to win a trophy and I believe we have played well and impressed throughout the last few months. "The final will be tough, Tottenham are a very good team, but then so are Everton and we have beaten them. "It is a big challenge at this club and winning through to as final gives me great satisfaction."

Source: ESA