After losing 3-1 to Southampton at Stamford Bridge, he declared he was still the best man for the job echoing the “Special One” arrogance with which he arrived at Chelsea for his first spell as manager 11 years ago.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Mourinho said: “When you are so down it is time to be honest and to say clearly the referees are afraid to give decisions to Chelsea“. I have been here a long time and I have seen managers come and go and if anyone is going to get us out of this hole it is going to be Jose Mourinho.
But Mourinho insisted he remained the best person to revive Chelsea’s fortunes and said he had the backing of the players after a meeting this week.
“Why? Because there is always a question mark from you [the media] and always a critic so we are always punished”.
“Two, if the club want to sack me they have to sack me because I am not running away from my responsibilities or my team”.
“Up until August 8 she was one of the most highly respected medics in her profession and at the moment she is out of the game she’s loved”. Because my team, in this moment, the first negative thing that happens, the team collapses.
But the Portuguese also fielded questions over his decision making – in particular the move to take Nemanja Matic off in the second half, despite the player only entering the field at the break.
As a result, Chelsea’s back-up players were not tested, which was lucky, because they are not very good. Every time the results are not good, there was a change of manager. I assume mine, the players should assume theirs and other people in the club should also assume theirs and we stick together.
“Top four is completely – I don’t say easy – but doable”.
Carneiro left her role with the Blues following a clash with manager Jose Mourinho after she and physio Jon Hearn ran on to treat Eden Hazard late in the draw with Swansea on August 8.
“I know what the player did for us in previous seasons, but he is in a very bad momentum”.
Lacazette, the French league’s top goal scorer last season, missed a penalty when he hit the crossbar in the 41st minute but made amends before the interval with a low shot into the corner.
But the confidence sounded hollow as he described how many of his expensively assembled multi-national team were simply playing badly and he would have to turn to youngsters in the hope of saving the season.
Mourinho further lashed out at the Football Association, saying that they never punish other managers for their mistakes. “It is clear we are being punished by too many individual mistakes”, said Mourinho.
“I consider myself the best, leading the worst period of my career. In my opinion, we totally deserve three points”.
He went on: “We have a penalty, and the penalty is a giant penalty and he was afraid to give – like everyone is afraid to give – a penalty”. Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle netted in the second half to give Southampton its first win at Chelsea since 2002.