Liverpool defeat not my Chelsea swansong - Mourinho
A defiant Jose Mourinho expects to continue as
Chelsea boss despite Liverpool inflicting a sixth
defeat in 11 Premier League games this term.
Mourinho was once again fuming at perceived
injustices against his side, notably the decision
not to show Liverpoolâ€™s Lucas a second yellow
card when the score was 1-1.
Two further strikes followed in Liverpoolâ€™s 3-1
win which left Mourinhoâ€™s side with one win in
Asked if he thought the game was his last as
Chelsea boss, Mourinho said: â€œNo.â€
Mourinho, who was subject to the first managerial
vote of confidence in Roman Abramovichâ€™s 12-
year ownership on October 5, will be wary of what
the future holds.
Abramovich was absent from Stamford Bridge so
did not witness the defeat or hear the defiant and
supportive chants from the home faithful.
After a terse television interview, Mourinho was
initially asked his thoughts on the contest in the
post-match media conference and declined to
â€œIâ€™d like to listen more than being questioned,â€ he
He was asked how a side which cantered to the
title in May had fallen off the pace so much.
â€œDid you see the game?â€ he responded.
Next he was asked about Lucas avoiding a
second yellow for a foul on Ramires.
â€œWhat do you think? You are not punished by the
FA. Iâ€™m punished if I tell you,â€ said Mourinho, who
is subject to two separate and ongoing
disciplinary procedures from the Football
â€œThere are things that are out of our hands,â€
â€œTwo minutes extra time (at the end of the first
half), we concede the goal on two minutes 35
â€œThen what happened in the second half
everything is a consequence of some crucial
â€œMoments that the stadium saw, the players more
than see, the players felt it, from now, what
happens is just a consequence.â€
Mourinho was asked about the support from the
Chelsea fans, who sang his name often
throughout, and took the opportunity to make a
veiled criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg and
â€œI have some players really sad in the dressing
room and I am full of respect for them. We see it
match after match,â€ Mourinho added.
â€œAs professionals they are not getting the respect
they deserve. I donâ€™t think we, myself and them,
are not going to have a great Saturday dinner,
even families for sure.
â€œThey have the same feelings that we have and
Iâ€™m really sorry with that lack of respect for
Asked to explain what he meant by lack of
respect, Mourinho said: â€œYou are all intelligent
guys. If you want to write, you write.
â€œNext press conference I will bring you nice
glasses, maybe you see the game in a better
Mourinho plans to prepare for Wednesdayâ€™s
Champions League Group G clash with Dynamo
Kiev as normal.
â€œI go home, I go find a sad family,â€ he said.
â€œI will try to watch some of the rugby (World Cup
final) and disconnect a little bit from this.
â€œThen I will start preparing the training session
for tomorrow morning and the game for
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