Under-fire Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that his side’s performance against Leicester City made him feel that his “work was betrayed”. The Blues are undergoing a nightmare campaign this season as they linger just two points above the relegation zone and things got worse for them just yesterday when they suffered defeat at the hands of table-topping Leicester.
A goal apiece from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez secured all three points for the hosts as Loic Remy’s late effort was proven to be just a consolation. The win was nothing less than what Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester deserved and Jose Mourinho, the man who replaced Ranieri as Chelsea manager in 2004, was left absolutely distraught.
Speaking to the media after the defeat, Mourinho said, “I feel my work was betrayed. We conceded two goals that are unacceptable for me. I know that one of my best qualities is to read the game for my players, to read the opponent, to identify the threat of the opponent.”
Going on to elucidate his point, Mourinho established exactly why he was so disappointed with his players. He said, “Vardy went inbetween two central defenders, Mahrez one-on-one in the box but I want two, I want a midfielder to close his best foot. Our two goals are very difficult to accept. I worked four days in this match. I prepared everything related to the opponents. I identify four movements where they score almost every goal.”
“My players, they got all that information in training in the last three days. You can ask them. I know they are honest guys, they will tell you what I am saying is true. In four-type situations, we concede the first and the second goal.”
Chelsea’s form this season has been quite unbelievable especially when you consider that this was their ninth defeat of the season. To put that into contrast with their usual selves, the Blues lost nine games in the league over the last two seasons combined. This latest admission from Mourinho is truly a new low in the Chelsea season and the clubs fans will be hoping that things don’t get any worse for them.