Mourinho On War Path

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It seems that Mourinho is on the war path. Despite warning the team about the threat from Real Betis, he doesn’t think the players listened.

He told the official site: ?We started the game too bad to be true. I think maybe some players thought it was a knockout game where you are winning 4-0 in a half-time situation because the attitude was to relax in a game where you are playing for points. It was very bad. Betis deserved the victory. This is the kind of game I want to analyse by full communication. I want to listen to my players. The more they speak, the more I listen. We need that communication because the performance was not acceptable.?

The 1-0 defeat was, according to Mourinho, the most displeasing since he took the reigns at Chelsea. Now with the big game against Man Utd looming (Sunday 6th) there are some serious questions to be addressed.

Mourinho continued: ?Del Horno didn?t play because he has a problem. Not a big problem. He had a muscular injury from one month ago and he was feeling something a little. It is normal to protect a player in these circumstances. Drogba I decided to rest. Eidur Gudjohnsen didn?t play well but I cannot criticise a player who didn?t play well in a very bad team performance. It is not fair to say one player played well and one player didn?t. The team had a very bad game.’

But despite Liverpool going three points ahead of us in Group G Mourinho remains upbeat:

?I still think Chelsea will be first in the group. There are still some important games to play. Liverpool have to play Betis so some points will be lost there. I thought we were going to win today but there are still possibilities to finish first.?

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