Jose Mourinho admits he is ‘struggling to find an explanation’ for Chelsea’s terrible early-season form, but he is striving to find the answer.
Chelsea have endured their worst start to a season for 37 years, and have already lost six games in all competitions having been defeated just four times in 2014/15.
The manager has come under pressure after such a terrible run of results has left them just 16th in the Premier League table – although Chelsea publicly backed the Portuguese earlier in the week.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Mourinho admits that even he is perplexed over his side’s recent form, and that while he is struggling to explain it, he is striving to correct it.
“I do not know, the results with Chelsea at the moment are really negative,” the Chelsea boss said. “I cannot and don’t want to hide the reality. And I struggle to find an explanation. But I assure you: I’m working as ever to get us out of it.”
In response to Chelsea’s vote of confidence, Mourinho replied: “That makes me proud. It demonstrates the confidence of Abramovich in the manager who has won three Premier League titles with this club. I thank him and I keep working.”
Former England manager Fabio Capello also criticised Mourinho earlier in the week, saying that the manager “ruins his players” after around a year-and-a-half. Mourinho responded: “I read what Capello said. I think a coach with his story had better talk about football without comment on the work of his colleagues. I could have commented on his job as coach for England or the Russian one, and I never did. Because I prefer to respect during the negative moments of my colleagues: I prefer to talk more of Fabio Capello in the many beautiful moments of his career, full of extraordinary successes.”