Marcos Alonso believes Chelsea have struggled this season because of lack of consistency and improvements made by other clubs.
Chelsea now face the very real prospect of no Champions League football for a second season in three years after the 3-1 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.
“I don’t think we have had the same luck as last year. Other teams have improved and we don’t have the consistency. It is what it is. We have to stand up now and fight until the end,” Alonso told BBC.
“Winning the last seven games has to be the target and we have to wait for others to lose.”
Alonso also revealed Chelsea lost to Tottenham because the Blues failed to concentrate for 90 minutes.
“I don’t think we played a bad game. We had many more chances but we didn’t concentrate for the 90 minutes. In a game of this importance we can’t give away three goals,” Alonso added.
Alonso also urged the Blues to fight to the end in the race for Champions League qualification.
“It was a must-win and we are very disappointed. We have to fight to the end and see what happens,” Alonso added.