The way that he covers the ground. The engine on the lad! And the overall speed is frightening! Jose Mourinho’s sprint down the touchline after Chelsea scored their second, decisive goal against PSG on Tuesday, was reminiscent of some of his best celebrations whilst at Chelsea and Porto.
With that sort of pace he may be picking himself before long. He would certainly be a player mindful of the importance of tracking back!
But you have to hand it to Chelsea for yet another swashbuckling performance and win in The Champions League on Tuesday. Looking at the quality of PSG’s line up (even without Ibrahimovic) and the way that they stroked the ball around in the opening exchanges many felt that this would be a bridge too far for a Chelsea team in transition and without the deadly striker that Jose covets.
But Mourinho pulled off a tactical masterclass once again and the game couldn’t have gone much better for Chelsea. A goal inside half an hour calmed the nerves and then a late second from the surprise substitute Demba Ba gave the opposition little to no time to respond.
There are far better wingers in world football, but it’s debatable whether there is a more canny or capable manager on the planet. Congratulations to Chelsea – title contenders and Champions League semi finalists. Not a bad first season back for The Special One. But we have come to expect it from the master.
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