Nicolas Jackson: I came to Chelsea to Play in the Champions League, Chelsea Star Discloses Ambition

Nicolas Jackson: I came to Chelsea to Play in the Champions League, Chelsea Star Discloses Ambition

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 5, 2024 at 3:53 PM
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  • Nicolas Jackson has shared his dreams of playing in the UCL
  • Chelsea failed to qualify for the competition for next season
  • The Senegal forward starred as Chelsea beat rivals Tottenham

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Chelsea forward, Nicolas Jackson has disclosed his dreams of playing in the UEFA Champions League.

The Blues missed out on qualifying for Europe's elite competition after a difficult campaign, which has seen the London club out of continental football places this season.

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Nicolas Jackson disappointed after missing a chance during a match against Newcastle United. Photo: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC.
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With four games remaining, the Blues could rally for a European spot with places for the Europa League and the Conference League still in sight despite being contested for by four clubs including Manchester United.

Jackson believes he should have done better than he has this season, claiming his aim was leading the club back to the Champions League.

“I think I should have scored more with the chances I missed,” he said, as quoted by Wiw Sport. “It’s good, but it’s not what I wanted to be when I came to play in the Champions League next season," he added.

The ex-Villareal forward hopes to make amends next season as the Blues work on finishing the season on a good note.

"Everything happens for a reason, and we try to fight next year," added the forward.

The Chelsea forward netted his eleventh goal of the season as the Blues defeated London rivals Tottenham on Thursday night.

Jackson breaks Drogba's Chelsea record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Senegal forward, Nicolas Jackson surpassed Chelsea legend Drogba's first-season goal tally after scoring in the Blues 2-0 victory over Tottenham on Thursday.

Jackson has received massive criticism for being wasteful in front of goal this season, with fans unhappy with his first-season output.

However, the former Villareal star seems to be discovering his goal-scoring form after netting his 11th of the campaign against Spurs.

Jackson pays tribute to Silva

Sports Brief also reported that Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson paid tribute to Thiago Silva following the announcement of his departure from Chelsea at the end of the season.

The legendary Brazilian defender spent four years at Stamford Bridge, helping the London club win their second UEFA Champions League title in 2021.

Silva is expected to rejoin boyhood club Fluminense in Brazil this summer after deciding against extending his stay in England.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.