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Jose Mourinho bites back at his critics

Mourinho determined to bounce back from Champions League agony
Mourinho determined to bounce back from Champions League agony

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at his critics who have been quick to suggest he is no long the Special One following his side's Champions League exit against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

The shock waves of Chelsea's defeat against 10-man PSG led some to question Mourinho's claims to be the best coach of his generation, but he has hit back in typically feisty fashion.

"I think people worry about me too much, more than they should. They don't know what my happiness is," he said.

"My happiness first of all is when I compare myself with the others, I see just a few that are with me in terms of success and the others I see a huge difference, a huge distance.

"I have lots of respect for all of them, but in the Premier League, who is European champion? Me and (Manchester United boss Louis) van Gaal.

"In the Premier League how many won the Premier League twice or more than twice? Mr Wenger and myself.

"How many won every competition in this country? Community Shield, Capital Cup, Carling Cup, FA Cup, Premier League? How many?

"You go to Europe, how many won seven league titles? How many won two Champions Leagues? Ancelotti won three. Van Gaal, two. And Pep (Guardiola, the Bayern Munich boss), two.

"I'm not content with that, but you are too much worried about myself. What makes me feel special is that I am above all of this. 

"You think I care about some bull**** I read? Do you think I care? I don't care. I don't care."

Mourinho is now determined to deliver Chelsea's first Premier League title since 2010, with Manchester City's defeat at Burnley on Saturday night opening the door to that glory.

"We have to focus on nine victories," added Mourinho.

"In this moment we have enough fingers (to count down the wins). We will arrive in a moment when one hand will be enough: we need five victories, we need four victories.

"This is a good way to do it. Don't think about Man City, don't think about Arsenal, don't think about their results. Just us.

"I think everybody knows what it takes. (The players) that have the experience of that before, the other ones know what it takes. We are ready, no doubts."