Result Against Schalke Acceptable: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that a draw against Schalke in the first match of their Champions League campaign is not a bad result.

“We had more than a couple of fantastic chances to win the game but we got a point. It is not the best result but it is a result”, the Portuguese told Sky Sports.

“In the second half they scored, we had a good reaction and I have nothing to complain about with my players. Of course he [Drogba] did his job, he had a good game and a good contribution. He missed the goal by a few inches and that would have been 2-0 but football is like this. Didier Drogba is not crying because of that miss.”

-Sky Sports

Jose Mourinho also insisted that he could not have started with Diego Costa, as the Brazilian needed a week to recover between matches, meaning he was restricted to a 15 minute cameo in the end.

“Diego Costa is not in condition to play three matches in a week. He has problems when he plays one game, he needs a week to recover and now playing matches Tuesday and Wednesday he can’t do it. He was not in a condition to do more than he did.”

-The Independent

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