Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wouldn’t follow Liverpool’s example
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho suggests he would not follow Liverpool's approach at Bernabeu
Jose Mourinho says he wouldn’t follow Brendan Rodgers’s example and rest his best Chelsea players against the “most difficult opponents”.
The Liverpool manager omitted captain Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli from his starting line-up for the clash against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
Normally, against the most difficult opponents, normally I will try to go with my best team
The Reds managed to limit the Champions League holders to a 1-0 victory after France international Karim Benzema beat Simon Mignolet in the first half at the Bernabeu.
Mourinho, whose side make the trip to Anfield on Saturday, is no stranger to adapting his Chelsea side to unique conditions after he won two Champions League crowns.
However, the Chelsea manager was adamant that he would always play his best team possible against top opponents, such as 10-time European champions Madrid.
“If Liverpool decide to rest players when they play against the European champions it’s a question for the Liverpool manager, it’s not a question for me,” Mourinho said.
“I don’t speak about Liverpool. I speak about myself. If one day I go to a game and I don’t feel I can win, maybe I don’t go.
“Normally, against the most difficult opponents, normally I will try to go with my best team.”