Jose Mourinho has admitted that Chelsea’s currently run is the worst he has experienced since he became a manager.
The Blues suffered a 2-1 defeat in the Champions League against Porto on Tuesday, coming off the back of a disappointing start to the Premier League in which the Stamford Bridge outfit have earned only eight points from seven matches and lie 14th in the standings.
“I define it as the worst period in my career, with the worst results in my career,” Mourinho said.
“I take it as a fantastic experience, but I don’t want to repeat it, I want to finish it tomorrow and start winning matches again. I think it comes too late, to come after 15 years is too late.
“It should happen after two, three or four but it is something that is helping me to be better. Not the hardest challenge, no, just the worst results.”
The Portuguese also refused to come down too harshly on his players – and in the process took a swipe at the media.
“Players know when they make mistakes. I don’t know what it’s like in your offices, but nobody seems to care about your mistakes.”
Meanwhile, ahead of the visit of Southampton to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, he confirmed that he will have a full squad to work with, save injured goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, while he hinted there could once again be changes in his panel.
“My assistant reported that [Loic] Remy, Oscar and [Radamel] Falcao trained fantastically well when the squad was in Porto,” the former Real Madrid boss reported, having omitted the trio from his travelling party.
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