Jose Mourinho was defiant in his post match interview after Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Everton, but believes his team will come good soon. He afforded some humour as he regretted that everything seems to be going against the Premiership Champions at the moment.
“My players deserve more than they get. It’s difficult with the way the game was going- their first shot on goal they score, then in five minutes they have three shots and score two goals. We had complete control o the first half, we finished the first half on top of them and in the second we try, and try and try but again they score a goal. You compare what happened to us in the first half, Hazard had two shots on goal and both times the ball rebounds off defenders for corners, the players are not getting what they deserve. I am not unhappy with them, I am completely on their side.
“They deserve better results. I go from the the first game of the season until now and in every game they deserve a better result than the one they got. Even against Man City for the whole of the second half we were the best team and had chances to equalise, Today was the same thing, we were completely in control and every mistake we made we were punished. It’s hard for the players. I can feel sadness and that this is too much for them, they try and try and try and nothing goes in their favour.I have a good feeling for them.
“This is the first time in my career that I am having these results but I am coping well because I am on their side and not against them. I have no reason to be here speaking against them or their desire. They are frustrated and I keep believing in them, and my career and experience make me believe in myself. I am happy that on Wednesday we have another game and don’t have to wait 15 days like we just did. The next game is a different competition. At this point we are not behind and have zero points like all our opponents
“One thing is for sure is that we candidates to win our next match. It’s better not to look to the table, this is the first time I have done and I see my team in their position. I prefer to look to my team and to the training sessions we have and to the next match. The next match we have in the Premiership is against Arsenal and like I said we are candidates to win that match.
“I cannot laugh to match. I face this situation smiling inside and also in my face because it’s a good challenge. People are happy after so many years to see me like this so fair play, enjoy but I will enjoy my day tomorrow, working hard.
“It isn’t about more work for the team but this moment is very negative and everything is going against us. We couldn’t even have the tactical meeting this morning because the computer didn’t work but I have to smile and say everything is going against us.”