Chelsea striker Ba wants Europa League win over top four finish

Chelsea striker Demba Ba insists winning the Europa League would mean more than a top four finish.

Chelsea are on course to return to the Champions League.

But when asked whether finishing in the top four would feel like winning a trophy, Ba told the London Evening Standard: “No. Why would I want to celebrate that? No. I want a medal. I just hope I’m going to win some trophies because we talk about it a lot but in the end it’s zero so far. It’s not that I want to be in the pictures around the stadium or at the training ground, I just want to feel what it’s like to win.

“It’s hard [being cup-tied] but I don’t regret playing in the early rounds with Newcastle. I am happy I helped them the way I could.

“I want Chelsea to win it because it will give us confidence and have a positive effect on the League.

“It’s important to finish in the top four and play Champions League football next season. I have never played it and only watched it on TV. I have always said to myself I’d love to play in it one day.”

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