Chelsea stand-in goalie, Asmir Begovic has come out to reflect on Mourinho’s state of mind following the club’s dismal start to the new season. This is amidst reports linking Mourinho to a move to PSG. Asmir who is surprisingly the current man in between the sticks for the Blues following Thibaut Courtois’ injury says,
“He’s not happy, of course. He doesn’t want to lose. He wouldn’t have won all the trophies he has, and become the best manager in the world, to be happy with how things are going. But at the same time he has kept calm, tried to keep things on the ground, make sure we don’t feel sorry for ourselves and pick things up. It’s a long season, we know in football these things happen, even to the best teams; we need to keep fighting and hopefully things will turn for us, our performances and our luck.”
The Portuguese coach has rather maintained that all is well with him, and he isn’t any under kind of pressure following his team’s woeful performances. Chelsea are two places above relegation zone following the poorest of results ever recorded by the club to a start of a season. The title holders have picked up just 2 wins in 8 games, and Mourinho’s place continue to come under threat. However the club’s management have thrown their full weight behind him, as they believe events could turn around to eventually favor them as the season goes on.
The squad have been below par, and many believed they have a larger chunk of the blame for being a far cry from the quality they were last season. They will have to find their rhythm quite early enough if they are to have a great chance of finishing in top 4 come May. Begovic has been helpless behind the weak Chelsea’s backline, and the 28 year old Serbia international has only kept a clean sheet in 6 League appearances. Last season, the Blues conceded the least goals in the EPL, and were regarded as one of the best defensive team all across Europe, but they have been the exact opposite this term. 17 goal-against in 8 games is currently the 2nd highest at the moment.