Thibaut Courtois gives vote of confidence to under-fire Jose Mourinho

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Thibaut Courtois has declared Chelsea's failings this season are not down to a lack of commitment to the under-fire Jose Mourinho and has fully backed his manager to revive the club's season.

In an interview with Chelsea's official website, Courtois made his feelings clear towards his side's form and insisted that he, along with his teammates, all have faith in their Portuguese boss.

He said: "Results don’t say we are not committed to the manager. Sometimes we have been better than other teams and still lost, that doesn’t say anything about our commitment, results are just not there. 


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"We are still confident in the manager, we are one team and we are trying to get out of it with him."

Prior to Chelsea's Champions League showdown with Porto on Wednesday night, there was a feeling Mourinho's former club could come back to haunt the 52-year-old and further condemn his side's season.

Such thoughts failed to materialise, though, following the Blues' comfortable 2-0 victory which saw them progress into the last 16 top of Group G.

The pressure remains for Mourinho, however, with Chelsea's unprecedented defeat to Bournemouth on Sunday placing his position at further threat.

Courtois, though, insists it's the responsibility of all involved to upturn the club's fortunes, not just Mourinho's.

"It's easy to say it's only the manager but every player, every member of the technical staff has to get better and then we will be near the top again," he continued.

Mourinho has been frequently forced to fight his corner this season and brush off claims he could soon be sacked as manager.

Eight of Chelsea's 15 Premier League games this season have ended in defeat and, as a result, the Portuguese has boldly conceded his side could be out of the hunt for a top four finish.

Chelsea fans will hope the club's victory on Wednesday will prove a turning point.

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