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Mourinho’s fantastic run as Ba delivers Stamford Bridge – coach speaks

April 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Premier League

 UCL leg 2 Quarterfinals

Chelsea 2-0 PSG 

Chelsea qualify to semis with a late goal by Demba Ba who crucified the French’s dreams.

Coach jose Mourinho reacts:

The players, they follow our plan, our ambition – we all win together, we all lose together, but without any energy to go home.

‘At the end of a game we either have to be so happy with the result or so happy with ourselves, and we are lucky because we have the result we fought for. But if we had not scored the second goal or if PSG had scored at the final corner and we had gone out, I think everyone in this club would have been proud with what the boys did.

‘It is a good victory but having reached so many semi-finals for me and so many reached by Chelsea, it is nothing extraordinary. It is good because we lost 3-1 away and to change that result is always difficult but the players are not jumping in the dressing room.’

‘I am happy for Demba, he’s a good guy, a good pro and a good group man, and the fact I brought him on before Torres made him feel he doesn’t have “No.3 striker” on this back. His enthusiasm was fantastic and he gave problems to PSG they don’t normally have in the French League. His goal means a lot for him and for the club.’

If the quarter-finals had eight fantastic teams, imagine the four that are going to reach the semis. A big opponent is waiting for us but it doesn’t matter who, they know we are a team with a special spirit, even if we are not at the maximum of our potential because Matic and Salah cannot play and now Ivanovic is suspended. We are going to enjoy it, the same way I told the players we have to enjoy this game.’


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