The coach of Chelsea FC has surrendered that his side were lucky to come home with a point when they played Paris Saint Germain on tuesday night credit to the Blues goalkeeper.PSG had better chances during the game but only utilised it once courtesy of Edinson Cavan’s goal,how ever they struggled to convert other chances that they got.
Chelsea managed to take an advantage of one chance that they were presented with which saw Branislav Ivanovich convert with a beautiful header leaving the PSG goalkeeper helpless.The coach cited that the Chelsea team did well in the first half as they managed to hold PSG back and forced them to defend more at home thus made sure that they go to half time leading the hosts.
Mourinho says that the game changed in the second half as the French side was more offensive and controlling the game. Jose thinks that the 1-1 full time score symbolises that the first half was controlled by Chelsea and the second half of the match belonged to PSG,he feels that the French side created more chances and they were supposed to win the game but failed to convert credit to Chelsea goalkeeper. The coach believes that his team did well
Courtois has been starting games for the English Premiership side and the display that he pulled during the game shows that he is ready to be number one for Chelsea especially after the super save he showed to stop Zlatan Ibrahamovich from Scoring in the Injury time.The Chelsea manager still maintains though,that the club got lucky and could have been punished by PSG in the first leg.
Mourinho still has time to prepare for the second leg but is looking at the next league game against Burnley now.The “Specail One” also admitted that some of the players were not fit enough for the PSG game and he is likely to rotate the squad against in the upcoming match against Burnley.He also mentioned that players like Hazard,Oscar Willian and Ivanovic had been absent for training prior to this UEFA game.
PSG coach Laurent Blanc was himself missing several players due to injury but was pleased with the performance of David Luiz in a holding midfield role against his old club and with the overall display of his team, despite the result. He mentioned that he is happy with PSG performance even though the Ligue 1 side failed to convert chances and win the match at home .He admitted that the next away match to Chelsea will be difficult as the English Premiership leaders will be backed by supporters at home.
Paris won 3-1 at home to Chelsea in the quarter-finals last season before losing 2-0 in the return to go out on away goals.PSG coach mentioned that they should have beaten Chelsea and that the English side got lucky with a goal since they did not attack effectively in the match, Chelsea travelled to France for a draw. Chelsea shot on target resulted to a goal and that was unfortunate for Paris Saint Germain
The English Premiership leaders will have an upper hand going to the next game because they scored an away goal. Paris Saint Germain has been competitive in European competitions in the last couple of seasons as they have spent a lot of money in purchasing quality players. Even though they did not manage to obtain that last year but they are hoping to do better this year.
Chelsea FC are leading in the English Premier League at the moment and they have important fixtures upcoming,they are playing Capital One Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur and they will be looking to win this tittle as this will boost them going forward to their next matches especially in the Uefa Champion league.The Blues are eager to win the domestic league and they are five points clear off Manchester City.
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa are Chelsea’s important players among others,manager Jose Mourinho will be hoping that his player’s stay injury free in these crucial upcoming games as the club are eager to win the Uefa Champions league and the English Premier league.The “special one” has been here before and has won the Uefa Champions League with FC Porto and Inter Milan, Mourinho has also won the English Premier League with Chelsea.