Abramovich targets League and European success
Thursday 30 September 2010
Roman Abramovich has told the Chelsea squad that he does not expect them to prioritise between the Champions League and the Premier League this season - he wants to win them both, according to the Chelsea captain John Terry.
Terry, who scored the first in his side's 2-0 win over Marseilles on Tuesday night, said that on pre-season Abramovich had left the players in no doubt what he expected of them. "The message is clear from the start of the season he wants to win everything," Terry said. "With the squad we have he expects to.
"I think when you look at it, us, Manchester United, Liverpool to an extent, nobody was spending this summer apart from Manchester City. We did that early on when Roman put his hand in his pocket and bought a lot of players. He expanded the squad but now you are seeing some young players coming through and make a real difference.
"Josh [McEachran] and Gael [Kakuta] look excellent at the moment. We did lose a couple of really experienced players at the end of last season, Coley [Joe Cole] especially. But we weren't the only side cutting back last year."
Chelsea officials have said that they will investigate allegations by Marseilles that some of their fans and their head of security were mistreated at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Guy Cazademont, the Chelsea head of security, said he was "grabbed round the waist" by Chelsea stewards and thrown out the ground.
The French club have also complained to Uefa that Marseilles stewards were not allowed to supervise the club's travelling fans and had to stay in their seats for the whole game. There was also a dispute, Marseilles alleged, over banners that were brought in by the away fans who were a boisterous presence all night.
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