As Mourinho sat down to speak to press, Atkins first said a few words to reporters. The refugees are under pressure.
Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho. I am responsible for the team and I’m not happy with the situation, with myself.
But he did admit it was the most testing time of his two spells at the club. “[Even though] The results are worst ever in my career”.
Middlesbrough head coach Karanka, below, still thinks the Portuguese is the best man for the job at Stamford Bridge and believes Chelsea can emerge stronger despite the recent struggles.
“They deserve better results, it’s as simple as that”.
“Any club is entitled to approach any of our players within the rules, in the same way we are entitled to refuse them“. We know we are making mistakes but for every mistake we are punished immediately.
Nemanja Matic pulled a goal back for Chelsea with a long-distance effort in the 36th and Mourinho’s side kept pushing for an equaliser after the break.
“In the second half we had control, we changed and took risks”. The first time they go over the halfway line they score.
“The confidence is low, an unhappy team because of bad results”.
Chelsea failed to build on that goal, however, and Naismith wrapped up the points with another well-worked goal after 83 minutes when his right-foot shot beat keeper Asmir Begovic who was replacing the injured Thibaut Courtois.
‘We have to cope with it, football is about results.
Mourinho had cut short a pre-match interview with BT Sport when the S word was mentioned.
Martinez also singled out center-back John Stones, who had been targeted by Chelsea before the transfer window closed, for the professionalism of his display.
“I don’t think there is a better manager than me to come to Chelsea and to do my job”.
Mourinho insisted he was not feeling the heat after the game, but his frustrations boiled over as he was reportedly involved in a bust-up with managerial counterpart Martinez.
“He’s shown that he is a future England captain”.