Jose Mourinho plays down significance of Chelsea’s unbeaten record
Jose Mourinho is focused on winning a record third Premier League title
Jose Mourinho has played down the significance of Chelsea setting a new unbeaten record if they avoid defeat at Newcastle United on Saturday.
The Blues equalled the west London side’s record of 23 games unbeaten thanks to their emphatic 3-0 victory over Totttenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
There are some stadiums where when they see Chelsea shirts they have the game of their lives
However, Mourinho, who sealed a return to the club in 2013, is focused on winning his third Premier League title and not the number of successive unbeaten games his side can rack up.
“I don’t care about records – only victories and points. The record I want is to win the Premier League three times with this club,” Mourinho told his pre-match media conference.
“The players don’t know the record. I wouldn’t know – only you tell me 20 times.”
The Chelsea manager has failed to record a win at Newcastle during two spells at the west London club, earning two draws and losing twice.
And the 51-year-old boss described St James’ Park as one of the Premier League’s more difficult grounds to visit.
“Let’s try tomorrow. It is difficult and a difficult stadium to play in,” Mourinho added.
“There are some stadiums where when they see Chelsea shirts they have the game of their lives and when they play against other teams they look like they are playing friendlies.”
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