VIDEO: Jose Mourinho says Chelsea’s title “a consequence of hard work”


Jose Mourinho is all business. This is nothing new, but it still seems to surprise us every time.

Following Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace to clinch the 2014/15 Premier League title, Jose Mourinho looked as mundane as ever in a business-like post-match interview.

“I came back [to Chelsea] to work, and to work the best I can, and to give everything I can give,” Mourinho said. “To be champion is a consequence of that work, of that dedication. I knew when I came back, I was coming back to the most difficult league to win in the world of football, and we did it.”

The 52-year-old gave credit to Crystal Palace, who were a tough side to break down throughout the game. He thought that despite Palace’s mid-table position giving them little to play for, they still put up a fight. “They were fantastic,” Mourinho said. They played like they need the game to be champions or they need the game not to be relegated. For a team in the middle of the table to play like they did was fantastic, this is the real nature of football.”

Mourinho wouldn’t compare this title to his others, when asked if this was any more special than those of the past. “Every title is a consequence of hard work, every title is a reason to be happy and proud. I can’t even say which one as more important. This one is my last title, so it’s the most important one, and for sure I will try to get another one.”