Chelsea gave away their lead twice on the night as the 10-man PSG side progrssed to the Quarter Finals of the Champions League on the virtue of away goal. The game ended 2-2 on the night after Chelsea carried a slender advantage of playing a 1-1 draw away in France.
Understandibly, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was not pleased with the result on the night and was left scathing his assesment but he did admit to the fact that PSG were the better team and deserved to go through.
Personally, I think this is the best and the most honest Post-game interview Mourinho has given in his career so far.
Mourinho on PSG being the better team
Jose swolloed the bitter and admitted that his side wwere tactically outplayed by the French side. Mourinho said:
“We didn’t deserve to go through,”
“When a team cannot defend two corners and concedes two goals, a team doesn’t deserve to win.
“The individual performances were not good enough and when you concede two goals from two corners it’s about lack of concentration, lack of responsibility to cope with the markers and the space you have to control.
“When a team cannot cope with the pressure of being one player more and playing at home… we couldn’t cope with that pressure.
“We deserved to be punished with this draw, defeat.”
Mourinho on talking to the players and looking forward
The first leg was drawn 1-1 and Chelsea’s advantage grew when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was harshly sent off after 31 minutes.
Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard scored for Chelsea on the night only to see David Luiz and Thiago Silva head PSG in to the Quarter-finals.
The Portuguese will wait until Thursday for an explanation for the lack lustered performance by his side. He said:
“I want to know,”
“I told the players after the game that it’s not the moment to speak with them about it. (On Thursday) we will try to analyse that.
“For me it was a surprise. So I’m disappointed, but I try always to be pragmatic and when the opponent was better than us the first feeling is we deserved to lose. Analyse the situation is the next step.
“We need to react. We have the Premier League to win. We lost a competition where even if we had won today you have other important steps in front of you and other big teams to beat.
“We have the Premier League to win and we are in a good situation. There’s no time to cry.
“If we win the Premier League and Capital One Cup, this season is still a fantastic season for us.”
Chelsea are five points clear of second-placed Manchester City with a game in hand.
Mourinho on the Penalty shout on Diego Costa
He would be gutted to have not got this result in his favor. He was precise in his assessment and said:
“It’s a clear penalty on Diego Costa and once more I think it’s a waste of time and money to have the officials on the side of the goal. Normally they do nothing.
“If he’s there just to see if the ball crossed the line, the goal-line technology is obviously much better.
“If he cannot see a penalty 10 metres in front of him where it’s completely clean in front of him, it’s a waste of time and a waste of money.
Mourinho on fouls by Ibrahimovic and Luiz
Jose Mourinho was handed an advantage when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was shown the red card early on and Chelsea fans and the boss felt the same could have been doen for David Luiz’s foul on Diego Costa.
Mourinho could not see Luiz’s foul and had a bad vision on Ibra’s incident but he clearly felt that the punishments could have been the other way around.
The Blues boss said:
“The David elbow I didn’t see, but when UEFA gives him the man of the match, I have to believe that no elbow. He played very, very well.
“Maybe they can do what is fair by the disciplinary point of view and suspend David and take the red card from Ibra and let Ibra play the quarter-finals.”
Quotes Credits: Skysports