Jose Mourinho is still the ‘happy one’
Jose Mourinho is the ‘Happy One’, and he continues to be so after his team’s performance against Sporting Lisbon. He was talking to Sky Sports after the match.
“Three points is three points,” he said talking to Sky Sports. “We lost two at home and now we have picked up three away from home.
“Chelsea are a young team who sometimes show a lack of efficiency in front of goal. Sporting lost but they have arguments that they can qualify.
“We didn’t kill the game off but we played very well, very compact and we had complete dominance in defence. Now it is time to rest and then we will think about Arsenal.”
Chelsea boss also praised Nemanja Matic and called him a “Monster”.
“Matic is a monster,” said Mourinho, who also praised Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
“I am not happy we did not score another goal but the biggest reason for that was not my players but the Sporting goalkeeper.
Chelsea will be playing against Maribor in Europe next and Jose Mourinho knows if Chelsea can get positive results in those games, the Blues will be in the driving seat to win the group.
“Now we can control our destiny,” he said. “Now we play two matches against Maribor. But, attention because Maribor has two points.
“They didn’t lose in Germany and they didn’t lose against Sporting so Maribor is a team we must give attention to.
“But the reality is now we play at Stamford Bridge and if we manage to beat them we will have seven points. Seven points is not enough but that will give us some stability.”