Ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Manchester City, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has urged his players to be courageous and brave.
“We have to be at our very best – that we have no regrets after this game,” said Tuchel.
“Manchester City is the benchmark with this team and this manager over the last years but we are really aware you are always able to close the gap.
“So they are maybe at the moment the strongest team in Europe and maybe in the world, and they have built a huge gap between them and us in the league.
“But we closed the gap for 90 minutes in Wembley, we closed the gap for 90 minutes at City, and this is what we want to do tomorrow.
“How did we close the gap? We were courageous, we were brave, we suffered together. We showed up in every single minute.
“We feel the hunger, we are not happy to just be here we are not over-excited to be here – we want to be over-excited after the match, we want the last step. We are here to lift the trophy.”