Tuesday 23 January 2018

Jose: being the best is not boring

Mourinho defends his Chelsea way

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

JOSE Mourinho will cheerfully bore everyone to tears if his tried and trusted formula for success continues to deliver the biggest prizes in football.

Laughing off chants from Arsenal fans at the Emirates on Sunday mocking "boring, boring, Chelsea", Mourinho railed against the accusation that his side were boring, saying that "cannot be true".

"In any point of analysis in any criteria you can find, we are the best team or the second-best team. As simple as that," he said, speaking before tomorrow's tussle with Leicester.

"I ask myself if in the future, when I am a granddad and I am at home with my grandsons, and maybe the future of football is a beautiful green grass carpet without goals.

"And in that beautiful grass pitch the team with more ball possession wins the game. Because everybody says 'oh, my team plays fantastically well, we had great ball possession'. Good. 'Oh, we build very well'. Good.

"It looks like the goals are not there. Sometimes you speak about 'boring' and you consider boring a team that scores as many goals as we do, but you don't consider boring a team that has 70 per cent of the ball possession and cannot win the game. It's quite a big contradiction.

"Football started a few centuries ago and the objective was one, but now it looks like the objective is another one. For me, I am very simple in my analysis. Football is about putting the ball in the net of your opponent's net and stopping your opponent."

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