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.

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