Alonso Reveals What The Players Have Been Doing Ahead Of The Europa League Final

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There’s still one more conquest for the Blues, and that’s to end the season with at least one trophy, as Maurizio Sarri’s side will face Arsenal in the Europa League final on May 29 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

There’s still over a week left to the Europa League final as both sides have two weeks to prepare for this massive clash after the Premier League season ended last Saturday.

Two weeks is a huge time to prepare for one match, and Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has revealed that the players currently have two days of light training following the game against MLS side New England Revolution in midweek, and that intense preparations will soon resume ahead of next week’s final.

“We have a couple of days to rest now but of course we will be with our head in the game so there will be a little bit of light training and then in two days we are back to full training to be ready for the final,” Alonso said.

“A final for a European title, it is massive for us,” he added, “and we will try to prepare 120 per cent and try to bring the trophy back to London.”

Alonso also spoke about the importance of the game in Boston – the Final Whistle on Hate game against New England Revolution.

He said: “It was good. The main thing was to try to make an impact on people around the world, to say there should be no discrimination, no antisemitism and we should not tolerate these kind of things.

“If we can help as we did on this trip we are pleased to do it and I hope we made the impact we wanted.”

Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta who was part of the Chelsea side which won the Europa League in 2013, has revealed that the win against New England Revolution has given the team a feel good factor ahead of the Europa League final.

“It was our last game before the final and from the second minute we were leading in the game and so that made things easier,” he said.

“We wanted to have good feelings before the final. We had a great time out there, we had great support and saw again our fans here.

“We are happy to see them again, it has been three years since the last time we were in the United States and hopefully we can see them again soon.

“It is nearly two weeks until the final and we will have plenty of time to train hard and have some rest,” he added.

“It is very important to arrive in good condition after a long season.”

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