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Mourinho Cannot Guarantee Next Season Champions League Football For Chelsea

Jose Mourinho at a Champions League press conference. © Marca
Mourinho Cannot Guarantee Next Season Champions League Football For Chelsea
Sojo Latinovic

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is feeling the pressure to succeed with the Blues this season, now more than before after the Capital One Cup defeat to Stoke City that saw his side knocked out of the competition prematurely.

In a tense press conference on Friday where the Chelsea boss reluctantly gave answers to questions thrown at him, he confessed that he cannot promise a top-four finish at the end of the present season.

“I cannot promise it,” Mourinho replied reporters after asked if he guarantees Champions League football for Chelsea next season.

84143Most of the questions asked onward met one-word answers by the Portuguese, but a question on dismissed club doctor Eva Carneiro was intercepted by a Chelsea spokesman.

When asked if he has been in contact with club owner Roman Abramovich, Mourinho replied: “I don’t have to tell you.”

Chelsea are currently placed 15th on the Premier League table with 11 points from 10 games and they host Liverpool in an early kick-off on Saturday afternoon.


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Srdan “Sojo” Latinovic is a sports editor/writer with previous writing experience for Chicago.com, Bleacher Report and Suite 101. He has covered soccer, basketball and hockey among other sports and also has keen knowledge in tennis and football. Sojo has played competitive sports since he was 5 years old and still does to this day, although the level of competition has dropped since his semi-professional days of soccer in Germany in the late ‘90s. Sojo is a 2009 graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Sports Journalism and is a recipient of the 2009 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award.

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