Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to name a legitimate Man of the Match candidate for his side's 2-0 win in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday. Instead he recalled on vital performances from earlier rounds.
"Finals are not for playing they are for winning,” said a triumphant Mourinho after his side lifted their first trophy of the season.
"My players were fantastic," Mourinho was quoted as saying by the Express. "Man of the match? They are Thibaut Courtois and Filipe Luis, who played fantastic against Liverpool (in the semi-finals), man of the match was Andreas Christensen who played well against Shrewsbury.”
John Terry scored the opener in what turned out to be Chelsea’s fifth League Cup title since 2007 and performed admirably throughout; still not enough to earn his manager's sole praise.
“There are more than John Terry because we are a team," Mourinho added. "I am proud of the guys."
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Christensen - Hot prospect
Christensen has only made two appearances all season, and none in the league; despite being somewhat of a hot commodity back when he signed for Chelsea in 2012.
As a youth product from Brondby he attracted interest from a host of top European clubs including Arsenal, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Chelsea who eventually signed the Danish defender on a free transfer.
Upon signing, Christensen said; "I have chosen Chelsea because they play the kind of football I like.”
It appears that Chelsea like his kind of football, too.
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