Mourinho Desperate For Points, Not New Players; Rates Spurs High

Mourinho Desperate For Points, Not New Players; Rates Spurs High

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has stated that what is imperative for his team now is how to get points on the board, not to bring in new players during the January transfer market.

Mourinho made this known during his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Sunday’s clash against Tottenham Hotspurs.

Mourinho, whose side are 15th in the league table, expressed confidence that they can still finish in a good position in the second part of the season.

“We need points the same way we needed them last season. At this moment we are far from the European positions,” he said.

“Every point can make a difference. We’ve lost so many points already, now we have to fight for them even more.

“It depends on the club (players signing), the club’s needs, it depends on many factors. But I’m not focused on the market. Our only goal now is to try and get into position where we can smell the top end of the league.

“We can believe that in the second part of the season, we will be in the top positions.”

Commenting on Spurs being one of the favourites for the league title this season, Mourinho said he will not write them off.

“When I watch them play it’s no surprise. If they tell players or managers that they are fighting for the title I will not laugh.

“The team is very good. Manager is good, players are good. Good stability, playing well. I think a really, really, really good team.”

He also gave updates on the injury front.

“Today JT (John Terry) didn’t train but we have a little hope it’s possible (that he plays). I have complete trust in Cahill and Zouma.

“Ramirez is in the same situation as John, let’s wait and see.”