Jose Mourinho: I’m still a fantastic manager when Chelsea lose
Jose Mourinho uses Wayne Rooney as an example of Britain's critical media
Jose Mourinho says he is still a fantastic manager even when Chelsea lose after a tough start to the 2015/16 season.
The 52-year-old has come under pressure in recent weeks following Chelsea’s worst start to a top-flight season since 1986.
I am a fantastic manager when I win matches. I am a fantastic manager when I lose matches
The west London side have earned four points from their opening five Premier League games ahead of the visit of Arsenal on Saturday.
Chelsea did make a return to winning ways on Wednesday night thanks to a 4-0 victory over Maccabi Tel-Aviv in their Champions League group-stage opener at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking following the emphatic win, Mourinho ran the rule over the fickle nature of the British media, using England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney as an example.
“In many cases it is human nature. You big people up, you let people down,” Mourinho said.
“Wayne Rooney was a disaster but suddenly he beat the record England, and in two days, he wasn’t a disaster and the best player in the history of English football. It is up and down. Rooney is a fantastic player when he is scoring goals. He is fantastic player when he scores goals for England.
“I am a fantastic manager when I win matches. I am a fantastic manager when I lose matches. You think in a different way.
“They [pundits] get big money not to say easy things. They have to be geniuses in their analysis. I understand all this.”
Chelsea have won just two of their seven matches in all competitions this season.
The Blues have yet to win either of their two home fixtures in the Premier League.
The 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on 29 August was only Mourinho’s second Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge in 100 games.
Chelsea face Arsenal in west London in Saturday’s early kick-off.