London, May 18 (ANI): Manchester United defender Gary Neville has claimed that Chelsea did not have an exceptional season and should have clinched the Premier League title much earlier than the final day of the season.
"I don't think any team had an exceptional season. Chelsea will be happy they won the league. But they'll probably be thinking they could have won it with a month to spare if they had performed like they have in previous seasons," said Neville.They deserve congratulations, but I think all the top teams will think they could have done better," The Mirror quoted him, as saying.
"Chelsea won the league despite losing six games, whereas in previous seasons teams have won the league by losing only one or two games," Neville said.
"So it's been a strange season. Our objective now is to recover this summer and come back hard next season to fight again. Looking back over the season, it's clear we made too many mistakes. We lost seven matches and we have to accept that isn't good enough.
"When you lose seven matches you have no-one to blame but yourself. We just made too many mistakes overall. I don't really look upon it as a successful season for us. We won the Carling Cup, but we are a club that prides itself on winning the Premier League and the Champions League," added Neville. (ANI)