Previous
CSKA Moscow
Bayern Munich
0
1
FT
Game Details
Manchester City
AS Roma
1
1
LIVE 49'
Game Details
Apoel Nicosia
Ajax Amsterdam
1
1
ESPN3 LIVE 48'
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona
2
1
LIVE 50'
Game Details
Schalke 04
NK Maribor
0
1
ESPN3 LIVE 52'
Game Details
Sporting Lisbon
Chelsea
0
1
ESPN3 LIVE 49'
Game Details
BATE Borisov
Athletic Bilbao
2
1
ESPN3 LIVE 50'
Game Details
Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Porto
0
0
ESPN3 LIVE 48'
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Cardiff City
1
1
LIVE 49'
Game Details
Derby County
AFC Bournemouth
0
0
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Middlesbrough
Blackpool
1
1
LIVE 48'
Game Details
Millwall
Birmingham City
0
2
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Norwich City
Charlton Athletic
0
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Rotherham United
Blackburn Rovers
2
0
LIVE 48'
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Ipswich Town
1
0
LIVE 49'
Game Details
Watford
Brentford
1
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Nottingham Forest
0
0
LIVE 47'
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Notts County
0
1
LIVE 50'
Game Details
AFC Telford United
Chester City
1
1
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Alfreton Town
Halifax
0
1
LIVE 50'
Game Details
Altrincham
Macclesfield Town
0
0
LIVE 50'
Game Details
Braintree Town
Barnet
1
1
LIVE 47'
Game Details
Dover
Aldershot Town
1
0
LIVE 53'
Game Details
Eastleigh
Bristol Rovers
1
0
LIVE 49'
Game Details
Forest Green Rovers
Torquay United
1
1
LIVE 47'
Game Details
Grimsby Town
Southport
0
0
LIVE 53'
Game Details
Lincoln City
Gateshead
0
0
LIVE 48'
Game Details
Welling
Dartford
2
2
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Woking
Nuneaton Town
0
0
LIVE 49'
Game Details
Wrexham
Kidderminster Harriers
0
0
LIVE 50'
Game Details
Aberdeen
St Mirren
1
0
LIVE 51'
Game Details
León
Monterrey
1:06 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlas
Queretaro
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
U.A.N.L
Santos
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
São Paulo
Huachipato
11:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Icasa
Luverdense
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sampaio Correa-MA
Portuguesa de Desportos
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Vila Nova-GO
Ceará
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AA Ponte Preta
Paraná Clube
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Al-Ain
Al Hilal
2
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 4
Game Details
Herediano
Universidad De Costa Rica
Postp
Postponed - now being played Wed, Oct 1
Game Details
Next

Walcott to train next week

Arsenal News 6 hours ago
Read

Hull 'Tigers' name change in arbitration

Hull City News 10 hours ago
Read

No Pardew-Newcastle 'crisis' talks

Newcastle United 10 hours ago
Read
May 2, 2014

Mourinho defends lack of trophies

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson recaps Atletico Madrid's 3-1 victory over Chelsea to advance to the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

LONDON -- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has strongly defended his record and said this season is not a failure despite the prospect of a second consecutive campaign without a major trophy.

Jose Mourinho feels he has been a victim of his own success.
Jose Mourinho feels he has been a victim of his own success.

Lythell: UCL ends with whimper
Jose: Hazard must do more
Luiz on Chelsea's 'bad season'
PickCenter: Chelsea-Norwich Insider

The Portuguese, who returned to Stamford Bridge after leaving Real Madrid last summer, insisted he is judged by higher standards precisely because of his record of success, but that he is "proud" to be "guilty" of failure like that.

Evidently anticipating questions about the fact he is likely to go two seasons without major silverware for the first time in his career, Mourinho embarked on a strident speech.

"I'm going to tell you something -- a bit of the history of my career," he told journalists at his news conference ahead of Sunday's game against Norwich. "My career reached, against Inter, the maximum you can reach when you win everything. In 2010, I won everything: Scudetto, Coppa Italia, the Champions League.

"After that, this is the history of my career. In the first season [after 2010], I won the [Spanish] cup against the best team in the world [Barcelona] and finished second in the league after the best team in the world, and I lost the Champions League semifinal against the best team in the world.

"The next season, I was champion against the best team in the world, the champions of the records -- 100 points, 126 goals, the record team -- and we won that league. We lost the Champions League semifinal on penalties [against Bayern Munich] in a day when two of the best penalty takers in football missed, Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo. And that was a 'bad' season.

"In the third season, we won every match against the best team in the world -- in the league, the Super Cup, the cup, at the Bernabeu, at Barcelona -- we won everything against them. We won the Super Cup. We lost the league, finished second. And we lost the Champions League semifinal by one goal [against Borussia Dortmund].

"And the fourth season, which is this one, and probably the first where I don't win a single trophy -- unless we win the league -- I go to the Champions League semifinal and fight for the title until the last minute of the season. So these are the four bad seasons of my career.

"It went wrong by going year after year like nobody else did. You arrive at a level where finishing second is not good, losing a semifinal is not good. So I'm proud of that. Guilty of that."

Mourinho also maintained that this campaign was "transitional" for Chelsea but not one that will prevent them from aiming for victory next season.

He said: "For a transitional season, to fight for the title until the last moment and go to the Champions League semifinal I think is a good step, especially because what you do normally is compared with the season before. If you do that, Chelsea lost the title in November last season -- Chelsea were like 20 points [14] behind.

"And in the Champions League, Chelsea were the first team to be knocked out in the group phase as champions. So it's been a big step in terms of fighting for the title and for the Champions League. A good step. We are ready for the improvement we need for next season, and we need that. So many teams need years and years to build. We are in a transitional period, but it's not out of context to say this team deserves to start next season with a base to do well."

Meanwhile, Mourinho said that it was healthy that John Terry cried after Chelsea's Champions League semifinal elimination to Atletico Madrid but that it was now important to immediately bounce back.

He said: "Today he was smiling. That's the way you have to react. Last year, when they were knocked out in the group phase, were they crying? I don't think so. Why? Because it was the group phase.

"You cry if you lose a Champions League semifinal second leg. You build expectations, you are guilty of your own frustration because you build the expectations, doing so well. You put yourself in a position where you dream, you make people dream and make it feel possible, and you go to the limit and when you feel you're almost there, you don't do it.

"So you're frustrated. John had a very good Champions League and, again, against Atletico, had a very good game. To cry a couple of tears I don't think makes you less of a man than you are. But two days later you must show you are a man and ready to work again and play the next game.

"That's life. I think they come back like they had to be. Obviously, not jumping, but with the feeling that they had a good Champions League campaign. They did everything they could. And, in football as in life, you have to react to disappointment. Today we try to build a training session where they could recover some smiles, some happiness, some good feelings, because we have two more matches to play and we have to do it in a professional way, with motivation to try and finish the season with the feeling of a victory."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.