Jose backs City and Arsenal

Jose Mourinho says Manchester City and Arsenal are still very much in with a chance of progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Last Updated: 10/03/14 at 09:53 Post Comment

Jose Mourinho: Says Arsenal and Manchester City can still reach Champions League

Jose Mourinho: Says Arsenal and Manchester City can still reach Champions League

Arsenal lost 2-0 in their last 16 tie at home to Champions League holders Bayern Munich while Manchester City lost by the same scoreline at home to Barcelona.

Mourinho says both sides still have the opportunity to progress but feels Arsenal face a tougher task than City.

He said: "Can't City win in Barcelona? Barcelona lost against Valladolid. And lost at home against Valencia. So, why can't they win?

"Arsenal, at Bayern, can they win 2-0 and go to extra-time? Difficult. Probably the most difficult, but they can."

Mourinho's side are seven points clear in the Premier League following their 4-0 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.

Striker Fernando Torres was injured in the warm-up ahead of the game and the Portuguese insisted he is unsure how long Chelsea's record signing will be out for.

"It's a muscular problem and muscular problems, even when they are small, are always a couple of weeks," he said.

"I don't know if it's small or big. He has to go for scans, but for sure he's out.

"It's one of the best decisions we made, to keep three strikers. When one is injured you need the other two."

Torres' former club Liverpool were not in action this week after their game against Sunderland was postponed due to the Wearside club's FA Cup tie with Hull on Sunday.

Mourinho believes Liverpool, who are seven points behind his side, are still very much in the race to win the Premier League.

"When we speak about Champions League and the title race we have to speak about Liverpool," Mourinho said.

"Since the beginning of the season they have one match every week. They rest, they prepare, they recover, they prepare, they play, they have day off. This is a big, big, big advantage."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

K FIFA we're done, you can ban us now

jimmyjazz
Barcelona transfer ban upheld

A

h Daniel. I could spend hours on this subject putting the world to rights. You can even take a step back and ask why football fans (and society in general) have this need to know that something will happen before it actually does. There are times this important, when it comes to things like war, food production and natural disasters. A man you've never met changing his job? Not so much.

ajsr1982
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

Footer 365

Premier League: Edin Dzeko signs new four-year Manchester City deal

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City.

Champions League: Callum McGregor on target in Celtic draw

Celtic claimed a 1-1 draw with Maribor in Slovenia in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash.

Transfer news: Juventus insist there is no truth in Arturo Vidal to Manchester United talk

Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta insists there's no substance to the talk linking Arturo Vidal to Man United.

Mail Box

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property