Jose Mourinho has extended an olive branch to Chelsea fans days after criticising their level of support for his team.
The Special One was angered by the lack of atmosphere at Stamford Bridge during the Blues 2-1 win over QPR at the weekend. Chelsea supporters hit back at the accusation, insisting that the lack of noise was because younger fans were being kept away by extortionate ticket prices.
Now he’s admitted he may have gone too far but says he only wants to help his side win. "Maybe I go a little bit too far," he conceded. But I see myself in the stands, watching Chelsea and I want to play, I want to help.
"If I'm not a player I cannot play, if I'm not a coach I cannot make decisions. If I'm just a fan what can I do to help? That's just my view. Everybody at Chelsea Football Club knows how much I love the club, how much I want it to improve and how much I want to be part of the club in the future.
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"Even a moment of criticism has to be analysed with different eyes, with the eyes of somebody who knows why I came back to Chelsea and why I'm here with my heart and why I want to stay for a long, long time."
Mourinho blasts Liverpool
While striving for peace with his own fans Mourinho appears intent on starting a war of words with Liverpool ahead of their weekend clash.
Mourinho was far from impressed with the Reds naming a weekend side in their 1-0 defeat against Real Madrid last night, and said he would never rest players when going up against the European Champions.
The two teams go head to head on Saturday afternoon in a repeat of last season's title-changing showdown. "I don’t speak about Liverpool, I speak about myself,” he said. “If one day I go to a game and I don’t feel I can win, maybe I don’t go. So, normally, against the most difficult opponents, I will try to go with my best team.
“But who knows? Liverpool might play a fantastic match and win and rest players and the players are in great condition to play against Chelsea. In this case it might be a genius decision. In football it is difficult to comment.”
Chelsea close to landing 'New Hazard'
It seems as though Chelsea are close to beating off the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool to Zakaria Bakkali. He’s been dubbed the new Eden Hazard and the Blues will try and sign him in January according to the Express. If the deal does go through then the talented youngster will be allowed to remain with PSV for the rest of the season - and that will allow them to get one over on their rivals in the race for his signature.
And finally, Petr Cech looks to have found ways to fill his spare time now he’s no longer number one - the goalkeeper has posted a video of himself drumming along to the Foo Fighters.