After enormous success in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain Jose Mourinho finally decided to put an end to the travelling and came back to Chelsea to stay as a long term manager.
Ever since he started his managerial career in 2002 with Porto, he has been one hell of a mastermind and arguably the best manager in the world since then. Well, after returning to West London, Jose successfully rebuilt an incomplete side to a world class team. After one season without any piece of silverware, his Chelsea side won a fantastic double by scooping Capital one Cup and Premier League with a dominant display.
After 38 games, Chelsea were leading the Premier League table with an outrageous gap of 8 points. While in his 2004-05 campaign Chelsea led the table with a gap of 13 points and 8 points in 2005-06. But here’s Jose’s shocking revelation about the 2014-15 title success:
“It [the Premier League] is more difficult than ever, I would say it was the most difficult one. It’s very competitive with good teams.
The mentality is very important and in this country even the teams without the same human potential as the top teams really fight and really believe. Every game becomes very competitive, and mentality is a big part of it.
At the same time, the good financial situation that every club has allows even the smaller teams and the promoted teams to get good players, have good squads and to be competitive.”
Asked to pick his best moments, Mourinho added:
“I would say the first match of the season at Burnley because it was the first feeling of the quality of football Chelsea could play.
We played fantastically well in that match, and we scored, in my opinion, the most beautiful goal collectively speaking, which was Schurrle’s goal.
“I also have to choose the last seconds of Chelsea against Crystal Palace because that’s when the referee finished the game, and we were mathematically champions.
And the toughest? I have to be pragmatic and also choose two, the only two teams we couldn’t beat.
We didn’t lose against them, but we didn’t beat them. Manchester City, two matches and two draws, and Southampton, two matches and two draws.”
Source – Chelseafc.com
So, there you have it! Jose Mourinho claims that last season success has been his toughest yet. It certainly seems so, given that the Premier League has become far more demanding and tough compared to his first stint. I feel the next season would be even tougher as we would be the team to beat. We, the fans, sincerely hope that Jose Mourinho can work his magic again!
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Edited By: Karan Dubey
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