After suffering a 3-2 defeat at Stoke City last weekend, Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho believes his side are lacking the killer instinct in front of goal, according to Goal.
Creative midfielder Andre Schurrle netted two goals for the Blues on Saturday but the home team made a decisive come back; and Oussama Assaidi's stunning 90th-minutes strike forced the visitors into yet another disappointing situation.
Mourinho reacted to this defeat by blasting his side's failure to convert their pressure into a win; claiming that they could, and probably should, have scored three goals before the end of the first half.
“I don’t feel comfortable enough to tell you what I think about the game,” the Portuguese boss fumed.
“We’re in trouble.
“After 30 minutes we should have been winning 3-0 or 4-0 but we weren’t. When you play so well and it is so easy you find spaces, and when the three players behind the strikers were playing so well, you have to kill the game, and we didn't.
“We played amazingly well at the beginning of the game, [Juan] Mata, [Eden] Hazard and Schurrle played very, very, well.
“But we didn't score enough goals and, on top of that you make defensive mistakes and you concede.
“I think this team is a team that has to score goals; has to capitalise on the production and the way we are playing, because we are not a physical team.
“We are not a team with the conditions to defend against physical teams, so I think we have to score when we have the game in our hands.”
The Special One did admit to being impressed by the way his side works in the build-up to attacking moves, but bemoaned a lack of any form of clinical edge, and conceded that Stoke had been the better team towards the end of the match.
“The team wants to attack, the team wants to have the ball and the initiative,” the former Real Madrid manager claimed.
“In the last part of the game we didn't play well, because we started playing in a way they (Stoke) can control.”
Chelsea will have a chance to make-up for their defeat when they face Crystal Palace on December 14, and Mourinho will no doubt be willing his team to make a big impression following their indifferent start to the season.
The loss at the weekend meant that the Blues were relegated to third place in the Premier League table- four points behind leaders Arsenal and sitting below second-placed Liverpool due to goal difference being in the Reds' favour.
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