Jose Mourinho: Arsenal or Liverpool could win the title
Jose Mourinho says Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and both Manchester clubs can all win the title next season
Jose Mourinho says Arsenal and Liverpool have just as much chance of winning the title next season as his Chelsea side and both Manchester clubs.
Chelsea finished third last term behind Liverpool and champions Manchester City, with Arsenal sealing the final Champions League qualification spot.
But Mourinho feels that the increasingly competitive nature of the Premier League makes it impossible to predict who will come first or fifth in 2014-15.
Now if you make a team to be champions, you try to finish in the top four
“Why I like the Premier League so much is that at this moment, nobody knows who is going to win the title,” said Mourinho.
“I know that we want to and I know that we can, but it is the kind of competition where I can’t say.
“At this moment, I think between us, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City – who is going to be first, who is going to play in the Europa League, I don’t know.”
The Portuguese coach continued: “Last year, if you had asked me in July, I would never have said Man United would be outside the top four.
“This season I will tell you one [to miss out] and I have a big percentage of making a mistake.
“There were good teams last season and there will be better teams this season because everyone is investing.
“A few years ago you make a team to be champions and most probably you are champions. Now if you make a team to be champions, you try to finish in the top four.”