Champions League day 2 – Sporting Portugal 0-1 Chelsea

Coach Mourinho reacts:

“It’s three points.  This is not a knockout where goals are fundamental, this is points. We lost two points at home, we recovered that and because of the other draw we are in a position where I would not say we are comfortable but we can control our destiny.

‘Our next two matches are against Maribor. If we get six points we will go to 10, job done.

‘Now we just have to focus on beating Maribor which I believe will not be easy because to draw in Germany means something.’

‘I thought we could draw. If we didn’t have the efficiency to take our opportunities then bringing on Mikel to accompany Matic was the decision. It was something we discussed at half-time.

‘Sometimes a game like this can end up 4-0 or 5-0, but in this case it was a 1-0 that was quite well-managed because we had to bear in mind the positioning of the team. That was really important to close the doors that would lead to a goal and eventually mean a draw.’

On John Terry ‘s 100th cap in UCL.. 

‘The club of 100 games in the Champions League is a restricted one. Only a very few have done it for the same club. He was probably not captain for all 100 but surely in at least 90 of them.

‘He is a historic player and he will go down in the history of the club.’


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