Chelsea lost their match against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Jose Mourinho’s comment on Chelsea under Frank Lampard’s management four years ago is proving to be right. Current boss Graham Potter who replaced Thomas Tuchel last year has struggled to get the Blues firing all cylinders this season.
Despite players such as Mykhailo Mudryk, Enzo Fernandez, and David Datro Fofana signing in January, Chelsea have struggled to find their winning form. Potter has still not found his winning combination at Stanford Bridge.
On Wednesday, Chelsea lost their first-leg round-of-16 match against Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park. Karim Adeyemi’s second-half goal proved to winner for the German side. But after the final whistle, Potter insists that he was impressed with the collective performance of the team and he further stated :-
“Training as a group has been fantastic so the spirit’s there in the team. It’s just we need a little bit of luck and to carry on the performance level that we had tonight. We need to try to keep improving.
“We were pushing at the time [of the goal] and were the better team so to concede in that manner is what we’re disappointed in but the players are honest. They know they can do better than that. We’ll probably focus on the positive, which was that the performance was another step forward for us.
“Before the game we were looking at Reece [James], Ruben [Loftus-Cheek], Ben [Chilwell] and Kalidou [Koulibaly]. It’s their first and second games for some time and it isn’t easy to pick up the speed of the Champions League but they did it really well. You’ve still got three new players coming in and again playing against a team that is in a good moment.
“Hopefully we will improve and then in three weeks’ time, we can take the game at Stamford Bridge. They know the situation that we’re in and they know the challenges that we have but it’s exciting.”
MOURINHO’S PREVIOUS COMMENT ON CHELSEA TURNING OUT TO BE TRUE
Former Blues boss Jose Mourinho insisted that Chelsea shouldn’t lower their standard as they want to be considered one of Europe’s most dangerous clubs. Mourinho said:-
“When you start accepting defeats just because your team played well and just because your players gave their best, a performance for people to be proud of… I think when you get used to it, that’s when the big clubs stop being big clubs,” said Mourinho”.
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