Jose Mourinho: My Chelsea side are a team for next decade
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reveals his reaction to the Blues's Champions League success in 2012
Jose Mourinho says his current Chelsea side can dominate for the next decade.
The Blues manager masterminded their Premier League title win last season just two years after Mourinho sealed a return to the west London side.
The former Porto boss won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups in his first spell at Stamford Bridge, as well as two Champions League semi-finals.
Asked by ESPN whether his current Chelsea crop can better his first Blues side, Mourinho replied: “That was a team for a decade. So this team will be a team for a decade.
“If the Champions League comes with me, great. If the Champions League comes after me, great the same.”
Roberto Di Matteo landed Chelsea’s first European Cup in 2012 after Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba played a vital role in their penalty shootout win against Bayern Munich.
The Bundesliga side had knocked out Mourinho’s Real Madrid outfit in the last four of the competition, denying the Portuguese coach the chance to win Los Blancos’s 10th European Cup crown.
Speaking about Chelsea’s Champions League win, the 52-year-old insisted he was happy for the west London club.
“I didn’t win with Chelsea but I felt super happy with the title, I was not more happy because I lost that semi-final with Real Madrid to Bayern Munich on penalties, when Cristiano [Ronaldo] and Sergio Ramos missed the first and the second penalty.
“In spite of that I was so happy that Chelsea did it because I feel Chelsea in a different way.”