I hold no grudge against Chelsea – Mourinho
Former Chelsea Manager, Jose Mourinho who was fired by the club he helped win the league three times in his two different stints with the club has insisted that he held no grudge whatsoever with the London club as they travel to face his current side, Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
A victory for Mourinho against his beloved “Chelsea” would take the Red Devils back to the second spot which is currently occupied by Liverpool on the League table. The Portuguese tactician admits that what is vital to him is picking all three points as he attaches no special significance to the encounter.
While speaking with Sky Sports News, Mourinho stressed his consideration of the game as a usual Premier League match that teams play week in week out.
He said: “When you leave a club, what keeps that extra feeling of playing against your previous club is when you leave with a negative feeling or have stones in your shoes.
“I didn’t leave with negative feelings. As a professional, I always accept decisions from the club.
“I gave everything I could to the club so no negative feelings. It’s just a very important match because we are separated by just a few points and we have similar ambitions.”
When questioned about his opinion on the strength of the current Chelsea squad, the former Real Madrid Boss replied: “They are very strong defensively and showed that a few days ago against probably the most talented team [Barcelona].
“In attack they have individuality and I know them very well because I coached all of them – [Alvaro] Morata at Real Madrid, [Eden] Hazard, Pedro, and Willian at Chelsea.
“Individually they can all resolve matches.”