Branislav Ivanovic believes the coming Premier League season will be the toughest in history.
Most clubs have already made some interesting signings ahead of the new season, which has triggered Ivanovic’s belief that the upcoming season will be tough.
“I think at the moment it is very dangerous to say anything about the future because we know how difficult the league is,” he told The Mirror.
“We have promised to ourselves to give everything in every game with this passion and style we can improve and we will improve. How far can we go? I think we have to go step by step.
“This could definitely be the toughest Premier League ever. Every team is strengthening and every team, after last season when Leicester won, want to be better and be the new surprise.
“Of course, the big teams want to be good again. So it’s going to be very exciting.
“So we just have to go step by step and game by game and every game will be a different story for us.”
Speaking further, the Serbian also believes the club’s new arrivals – Antonio Conte, N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi – will them better going into the new season.
“I think with the new arrivals and the new shape we can improve a lot and we will make our players much better.
“If all our squad is on top of our performances we can go very high.
“This is a new season and not everything can work perfect in the beginning, but the passion you see during the games you also see it in the training sessions as well.
“The manager wants to put us together as a team to be strong, to be motivated and hungry for every second during the game, which is positive and good.
“I think we are still adapting and we can improve as a team a lot.”