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“Chelsea will hunt Manchester City and Close the gap next season” – Says Thomas Tuchel

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Chelsea head coash Thomas Tuchel has assured that his Chelsea’s side will hunt down Manchester City next when next season leagues game resumes.

Chelsea are 20 points below Pep Guardiola Manchester City side on the Premier League table with eight games to go for the leader.

The two side will face each other on saturday in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium as either of the two side will clinch a spot in the final against the winner of other semi-finalist betwem Leicester City and Southampton.

The current blues Boss has ever beaten Guardiola as a manager. In a recent interview, Thomas Tuchel was asked if Chelsea go into Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final as Underdogs.

The German Manager then replied: “Yes and no. We have to accept that there is a gap between us and Manchester City.

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“If you look at the results in the Premier League and the fixtures in the last years we have to accept this. And it’s important that we accept this without making ourselves too small.”

But that was not all as the Chelsea boss made a defient statement of intent, saying his Chelsea’s side will hunt Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City next season.

He added: “So from next year on, from day one of next season, we will hunt them, try to close the gap between us. And this the benchmark.

“For me in Europe there are two teams who are the benchmark, there is Bayern Munich and Manchester City. But of course, he [Guardiola] made it impossible for us to compete with Mainz.

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“I think we had two draws with Dortmund and then a cup final in a penalty loss, and another draw at home with Dortmund. We came close. It’s time that we beat them, and the next try is tomorrow.

“I don’t believe in how big clubs are, how tough or are we equal or not. We have to admit there is a gap but for 90 minutes we are very self-aware and very self-confident that we believe we can close the gap for one game. And this is the target for tomorrow.

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“I arrive with a team that I am happy to compete with against the benchmark in England and Europe. We want the momentum of football on our side, and to play at the top level it’s not to force things, and we’ll need a bit of luck.”

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