Chelsea FC clinched their 4th Premier League title and the 3rd under manager Jose Mourinho by winning 1-0 against Crystal Palace today. Chelsea’s blue eyed boy Eden Hazard scored the only goal of the match in the first half to seal the fate of the game.
The Blues under Jose Mourinho have displayed sheer domination this season as they have won the league with 3 games to spare. They are 13 points clear at the top.
Mourinho naturally seemed delighted after this well-fought victory against Alan Pardewa s men which eventually won them the cup.
After the match, the Portuguese manager said, “I come back to work the best I can and give everything I can to be champions which is a consequence of that work and dedication. When I came back I knew that I was coming back to the most difficult league to win in the world of football. And we’ve done it. I had my family just behind the bench and I could hug and kiss them. I let the players enjoy it on the pitch.
“Crystal Palace were fantastic with the way they have played. They were like they need the game to be champions or to not be relegated. For a team that is middle of the table that is fantastic and is the nature of football here. From day one to today nobody gave us anything. Everything we got we deserved.
“Every title is a consequence of hard work and a reason to be happy and proud. I can’t evaluate and say which was one more important. This was my last title and I try to get another one. The group starts with the Capital One Cup and the Premier League but we know in future it’s very difficult and other teams will come even stronger. England’s not the best country to be a force and dominate football.”
He specifically praised Crystal Palacea s performance today and held them in high regards.
Mourinho speaking to BBC, said, “I am very happy and proud. I need a rest, I’m tired. It’s not easy to cope with that, but finally mathematically we are champions now. Finally, we can breathe, relax and enjoy. We can look back and see how much we deserve to be champions. I think last season we were building something. This season there was work ethic, group ethic and principles with more stability and a few players we brought here gave us some qualities we didn’t have.
“I always thought when the season started, and then winning match after match, I was feeling the team would be ready. I knew the work ethic would be there and the spirit would be there. The mentality in key moments in the season was there. I thought we had everything to win the title.”
“I don’t compare with the past, no. I can say it’s very difficult because the Premier League is changing and everything gets stronger, it’s impossible to be beat some teams 8-0 or 6-0. You saw Crystal Palace come here with a fantastic attitude.
“Maybe in other countries they do not bring this to the game. They gave an exact image of the Premier League and the nature of the competition. The English game is still my favourite. I could be smarter and like other mangers choose teams and countries where it’s easy to be champions, where they can enjoy calmly their success. I choose a country where it’s difficult to win and a club without a big tradition of winning Premier League titles because the last one was in 2010. I choose a difficult job.”
He was particularly happy with his teama s dominance in a tough league like Premier League and opined that his team deserved every bit of this title.
The Blues have secured 25 wins till now in 35 games and drew in 8 matches. They have just lost 2 games in the entire season. The stats speak volumes in favour of Mourinhoa s statement and prove the mastery of the a Special Onea .