Mourinho Finally Opens Up…Could he be Jealous of Chelsea?
Sports Gist: Jose Mourinho Finally Opens Up…Could he be Jealous of Chelsea?
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Manchester United will be facing rivals Chelsea for the third time this season on Sunday 16 Apr.
Current league leaders Chelsea look forward to win that game as it would be key towards their fifth title.
‘I’m not surprised by Chelsea’s success. I’m surprised with the way they play,’ Mourinho told BBC’s Football Focus.
‘I’m surprised because I thought they were demanding a different kind of football. I think they are very good defensively and I think they have fantastic players to be a counter-attack team and to kill opponents with three or four players.’
‘First of all, some guys are fresh, some guys are tired. That’s very important in football. But, for some reason, they (Chelsea) are top of the league,’ said Mourinho.
‘It’s not just because they are fresh. It’s also because they have individual quality and they have collective quality.
‘They have a certain style of play, they stick to it, they do it very well. Not every team defends with 11 players, and they defend with 11 players.
‘Not every team is so objective in their counter attacks. They are very objective in the counter-attack and they have individual players out of the context of the game that can also resolve the problems.
‘So they are a very strong team.’
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