Connect with us


I knew Chelsea Were in Trouble After 10 Seconds – Jose Mourinho



Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho pinpointed Sergio Aguero’s early one-on-one with Asmir Begovic as the moment that he began to fear for his side following their humbling defeat at the Etihad Stadium

Jose Mourinho
According to Chelsea FC Coach, Jose Mourinho, it took him 10 seconds to know his team was in danger against Manchester City on Sunday, 16th of August which ended in a 3-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho saw off the Blues as Manuel Pellegrini’s men made a powerful early-season statement in their bid to claim a third league title in five years.

But Chelsea might have been dead and buried by half-time; Aguero missed several clear chances in the first 45 minutes including one in the opening moments when he raced onto a David Silva pass and fired a low shot against the shin of an onrushing Asmir Begovic.

Mourinho afterwards revealed this was the point at which he feared for his side and voiced his frustration at their uncharacteristically slack defending.

“When the game started and 10 seconds later you have Aguero behind the defensive line and facing Begovic, immediately you get the notion that the start wasn’t good,” the Chelsea boss told reporters. “After that he made two or three saves because of that fragility.
“I was the first one to be disappointed. All week you are speaking about movements, directions of the game, mechanisms, Aguero’s runs and Aguero’s positions, the wingers coming inside, and after 10 seconds Aguero is in the face of Begovic. We were defensively poor in the first half.”

The Portugese also defended his decision to take-off defender John Terry at half-time for youngster Zouma which he attributed to tactical reasons.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Polaris Bank AD




Copyright © 2024, February13 Media