Things are not exactly going well for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea this season, In fact, the champions are off to their worst start for nearly 40 years!
But he maintains he has the support of his players. “I think there are major problems”, he said on Match of the Day. It looks like good players are bad players and the first half was a game where we didn’t show our quality but we were in control.
The champions’ hierarchy were alarmed by the shambolic nature of the defeat, which saw fans turn on Mourinho and left his players incredulous as Nemanja Matic, thrown on as a half-time substitute, was himself replaced after just 26 minutes. No financial offer can persuade me to leave.
“He was not upset about going off”, City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. “I say that now when I’m 16th in the table”.
Since he was sacked by the club in 2007, his five full-time successors have all been dismissed.
“And this penalty in this game today is more than crucial, and do you know why?”
However, the good news is that his passion for the club is clear and frankly you can’t dispute the fact that he is the best manager that Chelsea have ever employed. We need to be hungry like we were.
Abramovich is known for firing his coaches when they do not perform to his high expectations and Mourinho will have to pull it together and bring a victory to his boss if he wants to keep coaching the “blues”.
Jose Mourinho insists he will not walk away from Chelsea despite suffering another disastrous defeat on Saturday. The message is that the results are the fault of the manager. I don’t think the owner needs a word, not even the club, the board, nobody.
In his first spell in charge the self-styled “Special One” led Chelsea to successive league titles in 2005 and 2006. They are afraid to give. To be champion is obviously very, very hard because the distance is considerable. This week we spoke about it and the answer was undoubtful. Decisions against, unlucky, mistakes. Because when they give there is always a question mark from you.
Mourinho also had a go at the referees, after his side were denied a penalty in the second half while they were trailing.
Reacting to the matter, the 52-year-old said that it was a giant penalty which his side didn’t get, adding that his players have lost even more confidence after the loss.
“We have a big group of players and we have the best manager who we remain behind and we remain together”, Terry told chelseafc.com. We are always punished.
“We are punished because Diego Costa is suspended with images”. A penalty is a crucial moment in the game with the result 1-1.
“The team, mentally, psychologically, is unbelievably down. Everyone understands that and, every week, we play better football“. They are in such a low moment that they collapse.
Mourinho is in the middle of the worst run of results of his trophy-laden career, but he remains happy with his handling of Chelsea’s miserable season. In this moment I am doing both.