Jose Mourinho demands Chelsea response after Man City loss

Jose Mourinho demands a response from his Chelsea team when they host Everton on Saturday

Jose Mourinho's side are top of the table Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has called on his Chelsea side to respond to their FA Cup defeat at Manchester City by beating Everton on Saturday.

The Blues went down 2-0 at Etihad Stadium as Manuel Pellegrini’s men booked their place in the quarter-finals and gained revenge for their Premier League defeat by Mourinho’s men earlier this month.

On Saturday, Man City were stronger than us so it is not a big story

Jose Mourinho

But Mourinho is determined for his side to bounce back from their cup disappointment when they host the top-four chasing Toffees at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

“I don’t like to lose but when I lose, instead of crying I want the next match to come, I want to play, I want to try to have again the taste of the victory,” said Mourinho.

“I am never down with a defeat and I want to start working towards the next match, and hopefully I can pass to them this kind of spirit, this kind of message.”

He continued: “On Saturday, Man City were stronger than us so it is not a big story.

“Our defensive line was too far back, too deep, and we want to press as it is what we do very well, pressing the opponent in the opponent’s half.

“You could feel the Man City players without playing midweek were stronger and faster than some of my players.”

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