English Premiership

Mourinho: We can handle it all

2014-10-11 12:02
Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has talked up his side's adaptability and believes they can cope with anything thrown at them this season.

The Blues have made a flying start to the Premier League campaign, winning six of their first seven games and drawing the other.

New signings Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa have hit the ground running, with the latter scoring nine goals in seven starts.

Mourinho also highlighted Chelsea's immense strength in depth, as highlighted in the 2-0 win over Arsenal when Petr Cech was called upon to replace the injured Thibaut Courtois in the first half.

"Only we can lose a keeper and not panic. We lost a keeper and the panic was just what the kid [Courtois] has [suffered]," the Portuguese coach was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

"But as for the football panic and talk of 'oh my god what is going to happen?' - the other one [Cech] just come comes and no one in the seats feels any fear because we know the big guy is there for us too.

"Petr is so solid, so confident, so under control so we are fine. I am happy with everything. In this moment our team are able to adapt to everything.

"What the game gives us, we can cope with. We are not the kind of team that play only the same way, think the same things. We can play in a different way and adapt to different situations.

"When teams have the ball we are comfortable, when we have the chance to pass and touch the ball, we are comfortable.

"When we play in counter-attack, we are comfortable. In this moment the team are mature and confident and I'm very happy."


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