Chelsea ‘Not Adequate,A States Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho conceded opponents Paris Saint-Germain were worthy winners of the UEFA Champions League tie.
The Ligue 1 powerhouse won the tie on away goals following the two legs plus extra-time finished 3-3 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, despite playing almost 1 hour 30 minutes with one less player.
The Portuguese tactician, who saw his side two times add the night time, stated Laurent Blanc’s men deserved to advance towards the quarter-finals.
‘They deserved to win. I am disappointed however i always play the role of practical. Let us choose Sunday.’ Jose Mourinho: http://t.co/e1O3AozMDI #CFC
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“Clearly [PSG were worthy]. Opponent was more powerful than us, coped better. Our performance was not adequate enough,Inch Mourinho stated.
Chelsea performed against 10 men to find the best a part of an hour or so in normal time, and also the whole from the additional half an hour, after PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off soon after the half-hour mark.
Mourinho stated his players’ mental strength was missing to place the undermanned people to the sword.
Laurent Blanc states Jose congratulated him on PSG’s performances both in legs. #CFC
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“That’s my feeling [Chelsea players not psychologically sufficiently strong]. With each other these were much better than us and I haven’t got much to state,Inch he stated.
Hesitant to lament further on his side’s lost opportunity to win a trophy treble, Mourinho stated they have to refocus around the Premier League – the only real title Chelsea can win through out the growing season, getting already guaranteed the League Cup title.
Laurent Blanc: PSG performed “an remarkable match, from beginning to endInch http://t.co/tW0HSGPIkB #NoLimit pic.twitter.com/QxsMXlJiRO
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“We have to react. We’ve the Premier League to win. That is what I have told players. It isn’t a period to weep,Inch he stated.