Jose Mourinho insists that Chelsea team are united despite cup exit
Mourinho praises Chelsea players despite Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Stoke City
October 28th, 2015
Jose Mourinho continues to experience his most difficult season as football manager, with the Chelsea manager seeing the Blues crash out of the League Cup on Tuesday night at the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke went through on penalty kicks after the teams drew 1-1 in normal time, leaving the FA Cup and the Champions League as the only competitions that Chelsea can win this season.
Despite this, Mourinho certainly isn’t panicking and claims his players performed to the required levels against the Potters, with Loic Remy scoring a late equaliser before Eden Hazard’s penalty was decisively saved by Jack Butland.
He said: “Honestly, do you think they are not with me? That they didn’t give everything to win the game?
“That is really sad – not sad for me but sad for the players, and I think it is a lack of respect to the players, not to me.
“For me it would be a fantastic situation if the players are against me – I could say we don’t have results because the players are against me.
“I think what some people write and say is really bad for the players. They tried everything.
“I have a day off tomorrow, a fantastic family. I can sleep well every night. I’m going to enjoy my day and Thursday. It will be one more day like I have had in the last 15 years of my life – honest and dedicated”.