Sunderland 0 Chelsea 0: Only one team tried to win, says Jose Mourinho

The Chelsea manager feels that only his team were aiming to get the three points on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho reflected on a “difficult” match after his Chelsea side were held to a goalless draw at Sunderland on Saturday.

Gus Poyet’s men frustrated the Premier League leaders with a display of discipline at the Stadium of Light.

I’ve got nothing negative to say about my team

Jose Mourinho

The Blues came closest when Willian struck the post in the first half, but Mourinho’s men couldn’t find the breakthrough.

The draw left Chelsea seven points clear at the top of the table, and Mourinho insisted that he was satisfied with his side’s display.

“It’s a point,” said Mourinho. “It was a difficult match. Only one team tried to win from the beginning, the other team didn’t.

“They defended a lot and they defended well. Defending a lot and well is not a crime. It is a strategy and it was successful for them.

“We were a bit tired towards the end and we left a bit of space. But I’ve got nothing negative to say about my team.

“It’s not easy to play here and not easy to play against a side which has had all week to prepare. My players tried everything to win but we couldn’t.”

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