Jose Mourinho has admitted that after some unexpectedly weak Chelsea performances the confidence within the team is low. He is, however, convinced that those are only momentary troubles.
The Portuguese coach is convinced that the Blues need some good fortune after a string of poor results if they want to come back on the winning track. However, he has no doubt that Chelsea will rise from their knees.
“Only Mother Nature can do it. They [the team] need luck, they need to feel luck, they need to arrive at half-time winning 2-0 or 3-0.”
“They need to fly without pressure, to play and feel that everything is going in their favour. Not to feel this pressure, this panic, this negativity: decisions against, unlucky, mistakes.”
“Time will bring it. I don’t know next match, in two matches, in three. For sure they will get that confidence back, for sure.”
However, the Special One has criticised Premier League referees for biased refereeing:
“One thing teams are not afraid of for sure, is to make penalties. Because they make them all the time and the referees they never give them.”
“It’s a big confidence that you feel. You are not afraid to be aggressive in the box. You are not afraid to have duels.”
“I always tell my players in the box to be careful. “Don’t use your hands, don’t use your arms, be careful, you can be punished.” They know that they can. Opponents know that they don’t have to feel that pressure. That, for me, is clear.”