Jose Mourinho proclaimed himself, on his return to Chelsea, as the "Happy One", a comical reference to his infamous nickname "The Special One".
Yet, he has been very critical, mainly of his strikers, during the campaign and must realise his own wrong-doings.
As his side languished in Paris, Mourinho forgave his defence for their "ridiculous" defending, gifting PSG all three goals. John Terry should have been alert to the lurking danger and called upon his composure to clear efficiently rather than perilously misplace his header into the path of Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Cech and Luiz should have communicated much more proficiently than they proceeded to do before Luiz bundled the ball into his own net while Azpilicueta could have dealt with Javier Pastore's silky run better than he eventually did as the Argentinian scored the potentially decisive third goal.
Yet, despite the catalogue of errors from his defensive unit, Mourinho blamed his shortage of goalscoring strikers. He lamented the lack of "real strikers" in his squad, after Andre Schurrle and substitute Fernando Torres had both failed to pose a threat to their French opponents. He may not have the glided trident of Lavezzi, Cavani and Ibrahimovic at his disposal, as PSG paraded profitable investments, but Mourinho must acknowledge his share of the blame.
Every defeat is excused with anguish at his poor striking options. Needless defeats at the likes of Newcastle, Stoke, Aston Villa and most recently Crystal Palace, which scuppered the Blues's title aspirations, were justified by Mourinho with consideration to the woes of his front-line.
He has a case, after all. Was Fernando Torres to ditch his unfashionable profession to finish in a profligate manner, then Chelsea would indisputably have accumulated much more points than they have currently managed. The Spaniard was presented with two fabulous opportunities at Selhurst Park last weekend, but spurned both to damage our title aspirations.
Then the point fore-mentioned prompts the question of why Romelu Lukaku was loaned. The Belgian promises to propel Everton into the Champions League, and with his twelve league goals, he has out-scored Eto'o (8), Torres (4) and Ba (3).
So while Mourinho may lambast his strikers, he sent Lukaku on loan, after all. He must acknowledge that and duly take his share of the blame.
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