Embattled Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday addressed the media ahead of a potentially pivotal week for his future
Here are some of the highlights:
On whether he had spoken to owner Roman Abramovich since last Saturday's loss to Liverpool:
I don't have to answer you if I was with the owner or not.
On how long he has left as Chelsea manager:
In this case, three years and seven months or something like that.
On what is going wrong at Chelsea:
Yes, I know (why)
It's a combination of factors and some of them I can't, I don't want, to touch them
It's not one reason
One reason would be easy to fix.
On what he has learned from Chelsea's terrible start to the season:
I try to be (a better coach) every day
Not because of this
If I'm only a better coach because of bad results, I would be a very bad coach, because in the past 15 years I would never improve
Yes, it's new for me
That's why I am a good one (manager)
If I was a bad one it would come before (now).
On coping with Chelsea's miserable run of form:
In 2004 after winning the Champions League final with Porto, I said that one day in my career bad results will come and I will face the bad results with the same honesty and dignity that I'm facing now as European champion
I resisted well to the nature of my job, to the nature of football - 11 years waiting for this
It took time, but came in a moment where I am stable and I am strong to face it.
On whether he had behaved with honesty and dignity, given the Football Association disciplinary cases against him:
The way in this moment I'm going to show my dignity is not to answer you.
On reports a Chelsea player would rather lose than win for him:
Look, I think it's a very sad accusation, because you are accusing a player or more than one player, I don't know of dishonesty
If I accuse you of being a dishonest journalist, I think you'd be very upset and probably you'd take legal action
It's a question for the players, not for me.
On Chelsea's chances of progressing from Champions League Group G
The Blues are third at the halfway stage ahead of Wednesday night's clash with Dynamo Kiev:
I am completely convinced that we are going to qualify and I think (in) first (place)
Our situation in the Champions League is not phenomenal, but it's an absolutely normal situation
Even the match tomorrow is not a must win
It's a must-not lose.
Source : PA