Jose Mourinho: “One step closer”

Jose Mourinho: “One step closer”

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Chelsea could of won the title if they had won today and beaten Leicester on Wednesday

Jose Mourinho has reflected on his team’s performance in their 1-0 victory over QPR at Loftus Road.

“One point is one point, two is two and we get three obviously so it’s good and it’s one less match that we need to win. It is a very important step in a difficult match where it think our best quality was to control the game very very well and to stop our opponent to score because it is a team that can score goals, has dangerous attacking players.

“The aim was to keep calm and they were very well organised defensively. It was difficult because you always have games at the end of the season when you drop points.”

Mourinho may not be pleased with the performance but the result reinstates Chelsea’s seven point lead at the top of the table. With the title on the horizon, the 52-year old was asked how he got over the pressure:

“I though the most important thing for me was to keep a clean sheet, and I knew from the beginning it was going to be difficult to score goals here.

“I think it was final for both teams. Both teams managed to compete at the very high level but to compete in a clean way without losing control of the emotions, I think the referee also helped to keep that control.”

If Chelsea win the title as expected, it will be a third title victory with Chelsea for Mourinho. But, the remaining games may not feature Loic Remy, who had to withdraw from the starting XI with an injury picked up in training. Didier Drogba replaced the Frenchman, and Mourinho was pleased with the Ivorian’s performance:

“Amazing, he played the full 90 minutes and it’s difficult for someone who isn’t playing a lot especially at this age. He’s a fantastic example for us because we need the big personality to step up like John (Terry) did at the back; very well, controlled, calm.

“It’s one step closer, and we have a game in hand against Leicester who is battling relegation and mathematically I think we need eleven points.”