'It needs to be ours' – Joao Felix says Chelsea must WIN Champions League ahead of crunch game with Borussia Dortmund | The Sun

JOAO FELIX has insisted that Chelsea must win the Champions League this season despite the club's poor form in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old scored his first goal for the Blues during Saturday's 1-1 draw with West Ham.

But after the game he insisted that he is hungry for more success.

In a post-match interview with Chelsea media, he said: "We have to focus on the next game. The most important game is next, always.

"It’s the Champions League, that’s the competition we want to win so it starts on Wednesday and it needs to be ours."

Chelsea are set to face Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 next week.

Read More on Chelsea

How Chelsea could line up next season with EIGHT new players

Football free bets: Get £40 bonus when you stake £10 with William Hill

But while Graham Potter and his team already have their eyes on the prize, the Blues will have to bounce back from a poor run of form if they want to stand any chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.

Chelsea currently sit ninth in the Premier League table, 10 points adrift of Newcastle in fourth.

They have also been knocked out of both the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, meaning that the Champions League is the only competition of which they could realistically win.

Blues boss Potter currently has the most expensive squad in Europe at his disposal.

Most read in Football


Nathan Jones SACKED by Southampton after horror run leaves club bottom of Prem


Brutal moment Chelsea fan is punched by West Ham rival before derby


Stevenage fan runs on pitch to confront Bradford's Cook as match is delayed


Fuming Arsenal and Brentford players clash in mass brawl as tempers boil over


Chelsea chief Todd Boehly spent almost £300million during the January transfer window alone on key signings such as Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk and Benoit Badiashile.

Felix, who joined the club on loan from Atletico Madrid last month, has said that the team has already established a positive connection.

He added: "Playing in this team with such good quality, that is immense. It’s easy, we all connect well and when that happens things go well."

Source: Read Full Article