After Chelsea were eliminated from the Champions League, manager Jose Mourinho says his side will still go on to win the Premier League title this season, reports BBC Sport.
The Blues were knocked out of the prestigious European competition on away goals by two-time French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. Laurent Blanc’s men were the more deserving side over both legs in the last-16, and Mourinho admitted that his side’s exit was warranted for their poor performance.
But the Portuguese coach has since backed his side to go on and win the title, with Chelsea currently five points clear of second placed Manchester City – who are the current holders. Mourinho has been coy all season about talking up his side’s chances of winning the league, but was keen to deflect criticism being aimed at his side for yet another Champions League exit following a poor performance at Stamford Bridge.
And despite their European exit, it has been a good season for the Blues, with Chelsea having won the Capital One Cup, and if they win the league crown as expected, Mourinho won’t lose much sleep over their failed Champions League campaign.
“The people who went out last Wednesday are the same who’ve been top of the league since day one. They are the same people who won the Capital One Cup and the same people who are going to win the Premier League. What we can do now for our club is to win the Premier League. Our situation is good. Everybody would love to be in our position. If we win the Premier League and the League Cup it’s a brilliant season,” he said.
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