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Diego Costa lift Chelsea with hat-trick – Mourinho reacts

September 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Premier League

Premier League Day 4 – Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

Coach Mourinho reacts:

‘The first half was hard. ‘The players couldn’t find the references to press so Swansea had too much time and too much space which makes it easy to play football.

‘In the second half the way we pressed them completely changed the game. We had the ball and with the intensity we played in the second half it was difficult for them.

‘Overall we deserved the victory because we were much better in the second half and we could play the football we want to play, and we could give to the stadium what the stadium was waiting for: a win, and if possible, a win in a beautiful way.’

‘If the team plays well he has to score goals. Seven goals in four Premier League matches are maybe too much – we cannot expect him to have 14 goals after eight matches. It surprises me because it’s not normal – you cannot repeat it in a cyclical way.

‘He’s comfortable in the team. I think now everybody knows Chelsea did the right thing in waiting for him and not going to the market in the last summer of 2013 or in January this year, just to buy a striker.

‘If he keeps scoring a few goals, a few goals gives points and points help the team to be in the top part of the table.’

Regarding next Champions League fixture:

‘First of all, the group is more difficult than people think. The top three Portuguese teams, including Sporting, are very, very strong. Schalke have improved a lot in relation to the last season. I haven’t analysed Maribor yet because they are the last team we play against, but our group is hard.

‘We also have league fixtures after our first four Champions League games – Man City, Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool – that are like a poisoned gift, so we have difficult weeks ahead of us.’

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