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Mourinho apologises to fans after victory against FC Porto




Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has apologised to Blues fans for the club’s poor start to the season, insisting qualifying for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League is the minimum the supporters deserve.

Yet, he also suggested his team is not a candidate to win this season’s tournament.

Chelsea assured top spot in Group G after beating Mourinho’s old club Porto, 2-0, at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. But Mourinho insisted the fans deserve more, per an interview with BT Sport (h/t’s Chris Davie): “It’s the minimum we can give to our supporters, which are magnificent to us, at this moment they give us more than what we deserve, especially to myself, they are unbelievable in their support towards me, I feel really sorry that I cannot give more than what I’m giving.”

Mourinho is no doubt referencing the club’s domestic struggles. Despite entering this season as reigning champions, the Blues are languishing in 14th place, a whopping 17 points out of first place.   

Despite the poor results and performances, Mourinho has insisted luck has been against his team in England’s top flight. It’s a theme he continued after earning welcome relief in Europe’s premier club competition, per Davie: “I think we are not lucky in the Premier League and luck is part of the game.”

Luck was certainly on Chelsea’s side when an own goal put them in front against their Portuguese visitors before Willian added the clincher.

Mourinho stressed how the opener was a slice of good fortune his team had merited, a reward they don’t always get in domestic action, per the club’s official Twitter feed:

Culled from Yahoosports

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