Ahead of their FA Cup clash against Bradford tomorrow, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made it clear of his plans.
Currently atop the Premier League, Mourinho is not taking his League One competition lightly, and went as far as to call a loss to Bradford a “disgrace” for the club.
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Coming on the heels of Manchester United’s 0-0 draw against League Two side Cambridge, Mourinho’s comments could be viewed as a little jab to Louis van Gaal and his side’s embarrassing performance.
With Chelsea competing in so many matches, Mourinho did admit a loss would afford his players more time to rest, but quickly ruled out the notion.
To help the title race, the best thing is to lose against Bradford and to lose against Liverpool and to lose against Paris St-Germain and to play only Premier League until the end of the season.
But not with us. Not with our mentality, not with our way of thinking about our job, not with Chelsea DNA.
The other day, a coach of a big team was knocked out of the cup and he was saying ‘good, very good, this is perfect for us, now we can focus on the other competitions’.
If I lose against Bradford I don’t say that. I say it’s a disgrace.”
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Mourinho went on to say he would risk “losing everything” in order to win matches, no matter who the competition is. So far this season, Chelsea haven’t experienced much of this losing, currently first in the Premier League and alive in the Champions League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup.
With these latest comments, it seems as if Mourinho and Chelsea plan on going all-out on their quest for the unprecedented “quadruple” of trophies.