Mourinho claims Chelsea are Champions League outsiders before Blues drawn to face PSG

11:19 21 March 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Picture: PA Wire

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Picture: PA Wire

PA Wire

Chelsea are Champions League outsiders according to Blues boss Jose Mourinho with Paris Saint-Germain becoming their quarter final opponents.

The Portuguese coach believes that the Blues would be the side the European quarter finalists would have wanted to face.

“The most difficult opponents you can get in European football are all there,” he said before the draw.

“All of them maybe want us. I believe so. Because Chelsea are maybe the most outsider of the group, maybe us and Manchester United because of all the other guys [left in the competition].

“You have the two finalists from last season, the winner [Bayern] and the runner-up [Dortmund].

“You have the two Spanish giants [Real Madrid and Barcelona].

You have Atletico, obviously a fantastic team over the last couple of years.

“You have Paris, with everything they represent.

“Maybe they look at the draw and look at us and maybe Man United, because they are not having a great season, and consider us the two clubs that all of them, they want.”

Mourinho had no qualms about who his side will face in the last eight and was braced for a tough encounter, whoever is drawn against them.

“All the big teams are there,” he added. “Sometimes you have in the quarter-final an outsider, somebody that nobody was expecting to be there, a team with less experience or less potential.

“That’s not the case. Very, very calm because we know what’s waiting for us.”

He added: “Balanced, but balanced by the top. The big candidates are there.

“All the big teams, the teams of the moment but also the teams with history. So we have to be really happy to be among the best teams.”

The first leg will be played on April 1/2 with the return leg at Stamford Bridge on April 8/9.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Chelsea news

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
West Ham United's Emmanuel Emenike sees his shot bounce off the post and almost cross the goal line.

With just a handful of Premier League matches left clubs are already plotting their summer incomings ahead of the 2016/17 season.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
West Ham United's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring their fifth goal of the game with team-mate Aaron Cresswell (right) during the Emirates FA Cup, fifth round match at Ewood Park, Blackburn.

The Fantasy Premier League season is coming to an end and this double gameweek is your last big chance to close the gap at the top of your leagues. Here are the questions you have to ask yourself:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Tempers flare between Chelsea and Tottenham players and staff after the Barclays Premier League match (Credit: John Walton)

Guus Hiddink says he tried to get Cesc Fabregas into the Stamford Bridge changing rooms in the post-match jostling because he understood the Spanish comments flying about.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
West Ham United's Mark Noble celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game with Andy Carroll (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

It was a mixed weekend for London’s clubs with two wins, a draw and of course the memorable 2-2 between Chelsea and Spurs but who did enough to make our team of the week?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side's equaliser against Spurs (Darren Walsh)

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has explained his thinking behind holding back Eden Hazard until the half time break against Tottenham.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more
Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport