Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has claimed that the Reds were a better team than the Blues after the dramatic 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Though former Chelsea boss was disappointed with the result, Mourinho was proud of his side. Speaking to Sky Sports after the end of the match, Mourinho talked about a number of issues, including the team’s performance.
Jose Mourinho said, “I can tell you that the 97-minute game was so good that you have to focus on that. [We were] the best team on the pitch. If you say before the match one point at Stamford Bridge, it’s always a good result because it’s so difficult for teams to win here. But after the game, the way the game was, it’s an awful result for us and a phenomenal result for them [Chelsea].”
Speaking about the difference between Saturday’s game and against Newcastle, Mourinho said, “[It was] different because against Newcastle, in the first half we weren’t there. In this match, we were there. We had lots of times with the ball in the last third and we weren’t aggressive enough with the ball to attack the spaces to have some mobility. But we were there, we were in the game. We controlled their triggers – [Eden] Hazard was controlled and I’ve never seen Jorginho play so little like he did today, so we were completely in control.”
Jose Mourinho further said, “We conceded a goal from a set-piece, but we were in the game so the distance between the first and the second half was not as big as it was against Newcastle. But maybe after the 2-1, we had again great positions to score the third goal. We were the best team, we were calm, we had complete control and I hope every referee does the same as Mike Dean to give six minutes [of injury time]. Normally, when I’m losing, I never have five, six or seven minutes.”