MOURINHO: "Football will never change. Football is to win!".
I personally hate the end of the football season and especially after seeing Chelsea win back the Premier League title. One thing we can...
As you all know being Chelsea fans, we took some stick from all quarters of the game in the second half of our season which culminated in being labelled as "Boring". Louis Van Gaal and Arsene Wenger both waded in with their opinions on the game but in my opinion (and one that I believe Roman Abramovich now shares) it's all about winning.
I say that about Roman Abramovich because I cannot help but feel that after the continuous influx of managers that came in and left the club, he realised that football is all about results - that's why Jose Mourinho is back in charge.
So to Mourinho and yet another quote that takes aim at the rival managers that had made comments about us or our playing style.
“There is no new generation of managers. What it is, is people who got some idea, some philosophy, and want to create something like, ‘we build very well from the back, we have a very good ball possession, we don't play counter-attack’.
But if you don't play counter-attack then it's because you are stupid. Counter-attack is a fantastic item of football, an ammunition that you have, and when you find your opponent unbalanced you have a fantastic moment to score a goal.
So I think people are creating illusions and it has influenced public opinion. But football will never change. Football is to win.”
Spot on from the boss! For years we have seen Chelsea miss out on the Premier League despite having domestic and European success. The riches offered for finishing inside the top four has now become massive. To win the League is ridiculous and the pressure to be successful is bigger than at any stage I can remember.
Arsene Wenger made a recent comment that "big clubs have a responsibility to win with style" and for me that would be an added bonus as winning is all that matters - whatever it takes.
What do you think about all this. As a Chelsea fan reading this, do you now understand how important it is just to win games and if we have to play a certain way to do it - so be it?
Or, would you believe Arsene Wenger?